The Chinese Ghost Festival! A Celebration to Appease the Dead

August 22, 2017 to September 19, 2017 marks the Chinese Ghost Month. According to the Buddhism and Taoism religious beliefs in China the spirits jailed in Hell are ghosts. For one-month the ghosts are paroled and wander through the towns. The Chinese Ghost Festival, which takes place September 5th, is held to appease the ghosts. You will see lanterns hung and floating on the water and streets and graveyards filled with paper models of worldly goods and paper banknotes. Banquets are held as well as opera performances. The empty chairs are reserved for the dead. Find out more about this spooky festival here and here.

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