7th MONTH 七月中元节

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7th MONTH 七月中元节

The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, Zhongyuan Jie (中元节), Gui Jie (鬼节) or Yulan Festival (盂兰盆节). It is held during the fifteenth day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar. It is the time when the deceased come to earth to seek food and entertainment when the gates of the Hell are opened.

 

Joss paper items are believed to have value in the afterlife. The burning of joss paper ritual helps to absolve the suffering of the ghosts. People burn paper house, cars, servants and various items to appease the wandering souls and protect their families from harm.