A Canadian expat that has been living abroad in Asia since 2003, Carrie moved from China to Taiwan in 2006 to teach English as a Second Language. Today, she and her husband are co-owners of Reach To Teach Recruiting . Carrie also works as a freelance travel writer and photographer, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on Google+ or on Twitter @globetrotteri.

3 responses to “Tomb Sweeping Day in Taiwan”

  1. Heather Stearns


    These tombs look surprisingly similar to those in St. Louis Cemeteries 1 and 3 in New Orleans. I’d never seen anything like this before coming to The Crescent City but the tombs seem to only differ by the materials used and varying levels of ornateness.

    Some local cemeteries could definitely benefit from adopting the Sweeping Day practices because many of the burial sites are in need of some TLC. Those that were tended to stood out in stark contrast to those that weren’t. This would be another significant way to preserve the local history. There is always something new and beneficial to learn from other cultures.

  2. Sarah @ Green Global Travel

    That is very interesting to know the Taiwanese have their own form of Memorial Day. Thanks for sharing!

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