I should’ve posted this 2 days ago actually when a couple of firecrackers went up but it took me this long to type it in in Chinese characters. Just joking – it’s actually pretty easy, even quicker than writing by hand!
Chinese people commemorate the dead round the 5th April on Qīngmíng (清明节) – Tombsweeping Day. It falls on the 15th day of the Spring Equinox, that’s why the firecrackers on 20th March.
It’s a famous poem by Tang Dynasty poet Du Mu written for Chingming（杜牧).
A drizzling rain falls like tears on Mourning Day
The mourner’s heart is breaking on his way
Where can a winehouse be found to drown his sadness?
A cowherd points to Almond Flower (Xing Hua) Village in the distance.