"The Festival Of Ghosts" Chaozhou Local Custom Tip by alywang
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It?s said that the Yama gives an order to open the gate of the hell from the first day to the fifteenth day of the seventh month for ghosts. Therefore, people call the seventh month ghost month. They believe this month is unlucky. There are no marriages and moves in this month. And the fifteenth day is the festival of ghosts. This festival is because of the filial piety. On this day, every family offer kinds of sacrifices to ghosts. In the evening, people cense in front of their houses and infix the incenses the more the better on the ground. It signifies bumper harvest. And shops are closed early to make way for ghosts.
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