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Chicago’s Chinese Community Holds Onto Ching Ming Traditions

Ching Ming is an annual festival where the Chinese pay their respects to their dearly departed ancestors. Chinese flock to their relatives’ graves to sweep away debris leave something behind for the deceased, often food and drink. 

It’s a tradition that’s remained strong within the Chinese American community. Bernie Wong, president of the Chinese American Service League which provides social services to Chicago’s Chinese toddlers through seniors, joined us to talk about how the Chicago community marks this important holiday and how things have changed over the years. 

WBEZ’s Monica Eng and Chicago Tribune reporter Louisa Chu share traditions from their own families.

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