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Incense, Fruit and Joss Money Offerings in Hungry Ghost Festival

Incense, Fruit and Joss Money Offerings in Hungry Ghost Festival

Ritualistic food offerings and incense burning at the hungry ghost festival…

Ritualistic food offerings and incense burning at the hungry ghost festival…

Traditions of Hungry Ghost Festival (Yu Lan Jie in traditional Chinese…

Traditions of Hungry Ghost Festival (Yu Lan Jie in traditional Chinese…

Children pray during the Hungry Ghost festival in Kuala Lumpur August 3, 2014. According to Taoist and Buddhist beliefs, the seventh month of the Chinese Lunar calendar, known as the Hungry Ghost Festival is when the Gates of Hell open to let out spirits who wander the land of the living looking for food. Food offerings are made while paper money and incense sticks are burnt to keep the spirits of dead ancestors happy and to bring good luck. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

Children pray during the Hungry Ghost festival in Kuala Lumpur August 3, 2014. According to Taoist and Buddhist beliefs, the seventh month of the Chinese Lunar calendar, known as the Hungry Ghost Festival is when the Gates of Hell open to let out spirits who wander the land of the living looking for food. Food offerings are made while paper money and incense sticks are burnt to keep the spirits of dead ancestors happy and to bring good luck. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

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RELIGION: Hungry Ghost Month occurs on July 15th (lunar calendar), when the king of hell opens the gates of Hell and allows ghosts to re-enter the living world. These are ancestors who weren't given a proper funeral or burial. Long ago, Mulian or Maudgalyayana, disciples of Buddha, made food offerings to their mother, who had to compete with other ghosts for food in hell. Today, people hold ceremonies, incense burnings, give offerings, pray, and light lanterns to keep them from the ghosts'…

What Is the Chinese Hungry Ghost Month and Festival?

RELIGION: Hungry Ghost Month occurs on July 15th (lunar calendar), when the king of hell opens the gates of Hell and allows ghosts to re-enter the living world. These are ancestors who weren't given a proper funeral or burial. Long ago, Mulian or Maudgalyayana, disciples of Buddha, made food offerings to their mother, who had to compete with other ghosts for food in hell. Today, people hold ceremonies, incense burnings, give offerings, pray, and light lanterns to keep them from the ghosts'…

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