"Hungry Ghost Month Festival" Negeri Pulau Pinang Things to Do Tip by moomoos

Negeri Pulau Pinang Things to Do: 24 reviews and 24 photos


On the 7th month of the Chinese Lunar calendar (Month of August), Chinese folk belief has it that the gates of hell will open to release dead souls who are allowed to roam the streets of the living for one month. If you happen to be here during the festival, you can have a good cultural experience. The staged opera is usually near a temple and is free of charge for all audiences.

Another aspect of this celebration among the Chinese community everywhere, would be the stage operas and other musical performances, said to provide entertainment for these dead souls. Such is the grandeur of the occasion and regarded closely by many.

Address: Near temples all over the island.
othercontact: http://penang.insights.com.my/up

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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