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>> Tombs Sweeping Day, an annual public holiday in Taiwan and China for families to reunite at graves and honor their ancestors. But for this community that's not so easy. Their village was fully submerged 18 years ago as a drinking water reservoir was created for the Taipei area. Once a year, on Tombs Sweeping Day only, the dam opens to the public to let the villagers return.
Reuters' Fabian Hamacher has traveled with the Tsu family.>> Behind me you can see the boat that will bring the villagers that used to live in the lost village of Yung Ang. The villagers can go back once a year to go to the graves of their ancestors to to pay their respects into the area that is normally off limits to the public.
>> This is the grave we've made for my grandpa when he passed away. After this, it always stayed the same. We haven't changed it.>> A long journey to pay their respects.