This two children are burning special money for their deceased parents so they will have some cash in heaven..... If you look into the fire you will see red colored money with a photo of Chairman Mao. The smoke takes the money into the heavens. While in China, we saw several such fires and would see some of this discarded money laying in the streets. This practice was banned by the Communists but the annual celebration called Qingming has recently been reinstated.