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 Hungry Ghost Festival © grungemann / Flickr
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Make Offerings To Spirits At The Hungry Ghost Festival

Picture of Michaela Fulton
Updated: 26 August 2016
Hungry Ghost Festival © grungemann / Flickr

Falling on the 15th day of the seventh lunar month, this is the time when restless spirits are said to roam the earth. The ideas behind the festival are similar to those of Halloween in Europe, but with the added element of ancestor worship.

One of the main highlights of the Hungry Ghost Festival are the Chinese operas that are usually held during this time; these are performed in order to worship and send praise to the Chinese deities. Traditional activities and customs include burning incense, distributing free rice and burning fake money to send on to their ancestors in the afterlife.

📅    Wednesday, August 17th – Monday, September 5th

📍    Hong Kong Island

 


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