Taoist devotees celebrate hungry ghost festival

Seth Akmal

TAOIST devotees have been gathering to celebrate the Hungry Ghost Festival after two years of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The festival falls on the 15th day of the seventh lunar month every year, which is August 12 this year. 

In Chinese culture, it is believed that during the seventh lunar month, the gates of hell are open and hungry ghosts are released from the netherworld to wander the Earth, looking for food. 

Throughout the entire month, people worship their ancestors and make offerings. – August 14, 2022.

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