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China's Ghost Festival, a day to honor ancestors [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2018-8-25 14:06:50 |Display all floors
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A woman throws prayer paper onto a fire during celebrations for the Ghost Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 6, 2016. [File Photo: VCG]


In Singapore, concerts are a prominent feature of the Ghost Festival. During these concerts, known as Getai in Mandarin, the front row is left empty for the ghosts.

And in Malaysia, people perform various kinds of folk dramas to please the ghosts, and share in the Getai culture that is similar to what is found in Singapore.



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Post time 2018-8-26 12:55:10 |Display all floors
Strange, in this high tech age, there are still so many believers in silly superstitions like ghost festivals.  In SE Asia, a similar festival is observed, commonly called the Hungry Ghost Festival, with believers making food offerings to hungry ghosts roaming around, and burning joss sticks and joss papers, badly polluting the air.  

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Post time 2018-8-26 12:59:16 |Display all floors
This air polluting festival should be confined to temples far away from residential areas!  Unfortunately no government in China,  SE Asia or Taiwan Province dare to take action, probably for fear of offendng the ghosts!

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