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Chine - Festival de Qingming à Suzhou

China – Qingming Festival in Suzhou

The Qingming Festival is an important festival in the Chinese calendar. Every year in early April, millions of people gather throughout China to pay tribute to the elders. S unday afternoon. A glance to the right, then to the left. Nothing can be done, the flow is incessant and all these people who make up this human river seem to go nowhere and everywhere at the same time. The gongs can be heard in the distance and the pleasant smell of incense begins to be perceptible, brought into the street by a small breeze. The small street opposite is quieter, but is inaccessible without passing through the crowded avenue. I try my luck anyway, and get carried away by the continuous flow. After five minutes, the pace seems to slow down as the crowd becomes more and more dense. We…

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