Radio Taiwan International
Date: 04 April, 2019
By: Natalie Tso
Taiwan is marking the Tomb Sweeping Festival this weekend. On this day, people visit the tombs of their ancestors, leaving offerings and cleaning up the surrounding area.
A growing number of these tombs may not be in traditional plots. That’s because the number of environmental burials is on the rise.
The Taipei City Government is working to encourage flower burials, and has set up two flower burial gardens.
Flower burials do not use tombstones or caskets but rather provide a garden where cremated remains can be laid to rest. The gardens are open to the public and maintained by the city government. [FULL STORY]