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Festival of hungry ghosts/zhohgyuanjie/chung yuan

15 Aug 2019
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About Festival of hungry ghosts/zhohgyuanjie/chung yuan

 

Chinese Buddhist and ancestral pageant, regularly known as the ‘Festival of Hungry Ghosts’. Paper items for use within the spirit world are made and provided to aid the ones spirits who have no resting area or descendants. Large paper boats are made and burnt at temples to help those spirits on their adventure across the sea of torment to Nirvana.

 

Buddhists and Taoists participate in rituals at some point of the Hungry Ghost Month but particularly at the Hungry Ghost Festival. It is idea that the gates of hell are open in the course of the Hungry Ghost Month, but that they may be maximum open on this night time. It is assumed hungry and wayward ghosts often come to visit the living.

 

Many believers refrain from going out after the dark for worry they will come upon a ghost. They are also extra careful close to water because the ghosts of folks that die by drowning are considered specially difficult, in particular after they wander around the living world.

 

The Hungry Ghost Festival often starts offevolved with a parade wherein adorned lanterns in diverse shapes, along with boats and houses, are positioned on adorned floats. The paper lanterns are then carried to the water, lit, and released. The glowing lanterns and boats are supposed to present instructions to misplaced souls and assist ghosts and deities locate their manner to the food services. The paper lanterns in the end trap fireplace and sink.

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