Lung Po Shan Chinese Memorial Gardens hosts events of significance for Sydney's Chinese community.
Details of upcoming events will be posted below.
Lung Po Shan is hosting an event to celebrate the 2019 Ching Ming Festival.
What: Ching Ming Festival Blessing
When: 31 March 2019 11:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Lung Po Shan Chinese Memorial Gardens within Pinegrove Memorial Park, Kington Street, Minchinbury NSW 2770. Lung Po Shan will provide free lunch and buses.
Registration: (02) 9269 0288
A special ceremony will be held in honour of the Ching Ming Festival on 31 March 2019 at Lung Po Shan Chinese Memorial Gardens in Pinegrove Memorial Park. Local residents who observe this Chinese tradition are invited to pay their respects to loved ones with community leaders: President of Four Arts Chinese Scholar Association Mr George Lu, President of Chin Woo Association Ms Alice Dong, Director of 2ac radio Ms Janey Tham, Chairman of Global Neighbourhoos Network Mr Alfred Yau JP.
The Ching Ming Festival is a day for honoring one’s ancestors by visiting their graves in an act of reverence. Rooted in Chinese tradition, the festival has been observed for over 2,500 years, and is celebrated by a number of Asian communities across Australia. In modern practice, it is commemorated by tending to the memorial sites of the departed, offering prayers, burning incense or paper reembraces, and providing food and tea in memorial.
“The Ching Ming festival is really distinctive in that it’s a celebration and appreciation for life, and unites those past with those present, which is what we strive for in our daily work,” says Jeffery Tse, JP, Client Service Manager (Multicultural Unit - Chinese Team). “It’s a moment to pause and reflect, as well as spend time with those we love, which is a rare opportunity in today’s busy world. We are very pleased that we’re able to provide this service to those who value it, especially those of Asian descent living in Australia.”
Ching Ming commonly translates as “Pure Brightness”. The festival is also associated with renewal and the change of seasons, which is recognised by flying kites. The theme for this event is “Blessing and Longevity”, there will be Chinese Music performance, Chinese Peking Opera, Tai Chi performance, Cantonese Opera, Calligraphy Impromptu, Calligraphy Competition and a Lucky Draw. Lung Po Shan will provide free lunch and buses.
For full details of the event in Chinese, please download this pdf.