San Qing Gong Taoist Cultural Centre (Singapore)
San Qing Gong, the first orthodox taoist temple in Singapore, was founded in March 2003.
Qing Ming Festival
Qing Ming Festival is the grandest festival for offering prayer to ancestors in the Chinese tradition and has connection to both nature and humanity. It is not only a natural seasonal term, but also a traditional festival. During the Qing Ming season, everything is clean, full of vitality, the temperature rises, and the earth presents the image of spring. It’s a season of renewal and life.
Qing Ming Festival has a long history and originated from the two most primitive beliefs of human beings in ancient times, one is the belief in heaven and earth, and the other is the belief in ancestors. Qing Ming Festival belongs to a traditional cultural festival that expresses people’s moral feelings of respecting their ancestors. It is not only conducive to promoting filial piety, but also promoting family ties.
Qing Ming Festival of ancestral worship span across a period of more than 2 weeks. 10 days before and 10 days after Qingming are generally considered appropriate for ancestor worship.