Random: Hungry Ghost Festival aka 中元节

Today is the first day of lunar 7th month or more commonly known as, Hungry Ghost Festival or 中元节, for chinese worldwide. Wikipedia explanation – Ghost Festival Aside from big swamp of believers at temples, praying and bring offerings, you’ll probably see loads of neighbors with big packs of paper-made houses / money / boxes and all, to offer to ancestors and wandering spirits. It’s a little like Qing Ming festival, just that the receiving parties are not as specific this time round (or so that’s why i understand). Loads of paper products / offerings will be burnt, for sure. One will probably notice it, only when overwhelm by the burnt smell… Well, i’m not fond of that smell either…

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