Shaoshan Holds Memorial Ceremonies to Mourn for Revolutionary Martyrs

Locals of Shaoshan City--hometown of former Chairman Mao Zedong, presented flowers to ancestors’ cemeteries, recited memorial poems and swept tombs on the Internet to honor ancestors and the deceased as Qingming Festival or Tomb-Sweeping Day draws near.

More than 400 carders, citizens and students attended a simple but solemn memorial ceremony at Shaoshan Martyr Park to mourn for revolutionary martyrs on April 2. They laid flower baskets at martyrs’ cemeteries and vowed to carry forward the traditional Chinese culture.

In addition, over 500 youths participated in a vowing ceremony on the same day to pay tribute to the proletarian  revolutionaries of the older generation. They voiced their lofty pledge to build up a more prosperous hometown.

Translator: Guo Yan
Source: Hunan Official Web Portal