City to burn ghost money offerings to cut emissions - Taipei Times
2016-04-01 17:47:24 GMT
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"In preparation for the large amount of ghost money expected to be burned during the Tomb Sweeping Day holiday from tomorrow until Tuesday, the Taipei City Government said it has joined with the city’s incineration plants and public columbariums to receive ghost money, thereby reducing air pollution. Taipei Department of Environmental Protection Division Chief Yan Ling-chen (顏伶珍) said in 2013 the department banned ghost-money burning at the city’s public columbariums. Yan said the department would from today until Tuesday hand out “ghost-money bags” at the Fude Columbarium in Wenshan District (文山) and the Yangmingshan Columbarium, so that people bringing ghost money to honor their ancestors and deceased relatives can put it in the bags before giving it to city sanitation workers stationed on-site who will burn the bags at incineration plants."
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