Below are the steps on how to perform Qing Ming Prayers:
- Prayers at Xiao En Temple.
- Clean the cemetery area.
- Check for any needs of tombstone maintenance service.
- Display the ancestor offerings.
- Prayers for HouTu [Lord of the Ground].
- Ancestor prayers ceremony: Prayers should be done in sequence according to the family’s generation ranking: Father, mother, the eldest son, the eldest daughter, second son, second daughter and so on.
- Joss paper burning.
- Inform ancestor upon leaving, go home and take a shower.