Today is Qing Ming (清明), a time to honor our ancestors and visit their resting places. Willows and their leafy branches are thought to represent new life and ward off evil, so they are a common sight during Qing Ming. Join MOCA educator Alice in learning more about this important holiday and then create a willow branch crown to wear or give as an offering.
We’d love to see how you choose to remember your loved ones. Send a picture of your willow branch tributes to firstname.lastname@example.org, tag us @mocanyc, or use the hashtags #mocanyc, #MOCACREATE, or #MOCACREATEatHome.
MOCACREATE is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts under Governor Kathy Hochuls’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.