The first year of death is important in the Chinese tradition, there are a number of funeral rituals held to show filial piety and pay one’s respect.
In line with Chinese customs and traditions, here are the range of funeral prayers and services offered at Nirvana Memorial Garden Singapore.
- Settling the spirit of the departed
- Veneration and offerings to the spirit of the departed
- Ending of mourning period to the spirit of the departed
- Shi Jin (拾金, Chinese bone picking, relocation of remains)
- Change of Urn
- Interment of Urn (Relocating Urn to the Niche)
- Settling deceased onto the ancestral tablet
- Zuo Qi (作七)
- 100-day (百日)
- Dui Nian (对年)
- 3rd Year (三年)
Subsequent Prayer Services
Funeral rituals extend after the first year of death. Prayer services where families can pay respect to ancestors include various Chinese festivals, birth and death anniversaries of ancestors.
- Birth anniversaries
- Death anniversaries
- Qing Ming Festival (Tomb-sweeping Day)
- 7th Month (Zhongyuan Festival, Ghost Festival)
- Chinese New Year
- Yuan Xiao Festival (Lantern Festival)
- Duanwu Festival (Dragon Boat Festival)
- Mid-Autumn Festival
- Dongzhi Festival (Winter Solstice)