Flowers and coins are two necessities in the scattered flower rituals. The coins will be placed together with the flowers on the tray during the prayers. After the chanting, the Taoist Priest will usually scatter the flowers and coins on the ground in front of the mourning hall or beside the coffin. The coins will be picked up by the family members.

These coins represent money left by the deceased to be given to the family members as a hope that the family members will prosperous and lead a better life.

In the old days, the Taoist Priest would teach family members to put coins in red packet, which can be taken with them or kept at home and not to spend the money. This is a tradition saying.

As times changes, some may ask, how long should they keep this scattered money?

In fact, this scattered money can be spent. In the past, it was necessary to wait for three years before the filial piety period ends before returning to daily life. Nowadays, the filial piety period usually ends after one hundred days. So, you can choose to spend the scattered money or continue to keep it as a memory of the deceased.

散花钱的意思和用途

鲜花和银角是两样必需品在散花法事里,當道长唸唱完后,通常会把摆放在台面的鲜花散落在灵前或棺木旁而所摆放在鲜花盘里的银角则散在地上让家人亲属各自拿。

这银角的意思是代表亡者留下的寿钱给家人,希望后代家人能丰衣足食,平平安安。以旧时代,道长会教导家人把银角放进红包里,可随身带着或放在家里收藏好和别把钱花掉。这是传统留下来的一种说法。

随着时代的改变,会有人问,这散花钱到底要收多久呢?

其实,这散花钱是可以花掉的。以前是要等三年才算是守孝期满才恢复日常的生活。现时,通常过了一百天后就算是孝期已满了。所以你可以选择把散花钱花掉或继续收起来留念。