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The Hungry Ghosts of Hong Kong

Traditional Chinese belief

This festival is based on traditional Chinese belief in which on the seventh month in the lunar calendar, the restless spirits roam the earth and Chinese people make food to feed restless ghost and their own ancestors, particularly on the 15th day, it is basically famous as the Yu Lan or Hungry Ghost Festival. This festival is something similar to Halloween in Europe. Chinese people believe that those spirits who have been released into the world from Hell visit and require food. If you wish to visit china then you must visit at this time to gain an insight into the Chinese belief systems.

When you visit China at the time Hungry Ghost Festival then you will get to see the culture and practices of Chinese people and you will see people worship the ancestors. Here you will find people tending roadside fires and burning faux money along with many other offerings for ghosts and ancestors that ghost can use. People keep the food so that hungry ghost can to sate the appetite. One of the main highlights of this festival that one should never miss is the Chinese operas which are organized on temporary bamboo stages.

 

It is a Chinese festival

Hungry Ghost Festival is originated in China and it is mainly celebrated by Chinese people in Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, and Singapore, it is one of the most important festivals among Chinese people. According to the Chinese calendar, the seventh lunar month is also known as the ghost month and this time Gates of Hell are opened and spirits come to earth and roam around. Basically three days are more important during this month.

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