Ching Ming Festival
This event is not sanctioned by the AKA

Date & Location:
04/05/2011
Olinger Crown Hill Cemetary
7777 W.29th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO US
(AKA Region 7)
Activities:
Fun Fly
National Kite Month
Description:
Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery, in conjunction with the Asian Chamber of Commerce, cordially invites kiters to attend the 1st annual CHING MING FESTIVAL.
There will be a complimentary Chinese dinner for participants. Also drinks, live music, lion Dance,
Ching Ming, or Quingming, means "Clear and Bright". A day for mourning the Dead, a day for Chinese families to visit their ancestors and relatives graves. Ching Ming falls early in April every year and corresponds with the onset of warmer weather, the state of Spring, and of family outings. This is a one day holiday in most Asian countries for the descendents to "sweep the graves" of their ancestors. It is not a solemn occasion, but rather a time for happy communion with the family members to show respect for their ancestors.
Kiters are there to launch and fly kites as a symbol of the souls ascending to heaven. This holiday appears similar to the November 1st "Dia De Los Muertos" or "All Saints Day" in Latin or Catholic culture.
For additional information contact:
Rocky Mountain Kite Association
1350 C Street
Golden, CO 80401
US
E-mail:
Phone: (720) 237-2727
Rocky Mountain Kite Association
www.meetup.com/rockymtnkite/events/16653737/
Directions:
I-70 exit Wadsworth, go South to 29th, turn right into cemetary
Comments:
We may have Crown Hill or another location include a "Guatemala Style" Fly on November 1st. also to any festivities they may have that day.
Please RSVP by April 1st to the Asian Chamber of Commerce office by calling (303)595-9737 or email asiancc@rmi.net Please mention you're a Kite Flier and how many guests. Or just tell us here at RMKA and we can pass along the RSVP

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