TRAVEL Macao -'chinese funeral money'

Of course, as a bystander one should show respect to customs in other countries. But this funeral money, which is to be burnt by relatives on certain days to remember the deceased, is very beautiful and reflects a tradition of many centuries. It comes from Macao.

"Mourning periods may last anywhere from three weeks to give years depending on the family member. The family will continue to pray, especially on the 49th and 100th day after death, and at each prayer they will burn effigies including things they believe their loved one needs". (studio photograph by Robert Schilder)

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