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  2. Sep 16, 2016 · In Chinese funerals, the more flowers, the nicer the caskets, and the more burning products, the greater the veneration to the deceased. In America, 85% of families choose burial. In China, the choice is mostly cremation. More than half of Green Street Mortuary’s families pay cash for the funeral arrangements.

  3. Nov 07, 2016 · Chinese Burial Traditions At the cemetery, individuals often place a flower on the casket in the grave. The family may turn their backs, bow their heads or turn away as the lid to the casket is closed at the funeral home. This is repeated at the cemetery as the casket is lowered into the ground. It’s bad luck to watch.

  4. Sep 29, 2017 · 5 Spirit Money and Joss Paper The practice of burning spirit money, also known as joss paper, is another ritual common to Chinese burials. Like a supernatural version of a bank transfer, the Chinese burn the paper as means to provide the dead with monetary resources in the afterlife.

  5. Feb 11, 2022 · Traditions and customs It’s a tradition for women to wail in grief. The larger the deceased’s inheritance, the louder the wailing. An altar is built around the casket and incense and candles are burned. Visitors bring white money envelopes to help contribute to the funeral fund.

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