Sunday, August 17, 2008

Chinese Seventh month Ghost Festival

In Chinese traditional custom, the 7th month of Chinese calendar was ‘ghost festival’, which believed the ‘government of the hell’ had release some of the ‘citizen’ or their ‘prison’ and some related god come to our life world for free activities until end of Chinese 7th month.

During this period, usually lots Chinese will try to pray for good luck and also donate some money and clothes (which made by special papers) through burning it to them.; this is the way to deliver it to the ghosts’ living dimension.

Some temple has take this chance to do some activities like fund raising and engage some stage performance to entertain the god and ghost during the 7th month ghost festival.

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