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Chinese custom

When a family member dies, that same night two white candles
are to be lit and placed outside the front door to signal to
the deceased where to come home to.

Where learned: CHINA

Keyword(s): Deceased

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Fire
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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