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Moments: Hungry Ghost Month

Common sight in Singapore nowadays are offerings and candles to commemorate Ghost Month.

Hungry Ghost Month is on-going (31 July to 28 August). It is celebrated yearly and it follows the 7th month of the lunar calendar and is also known as the Chinese 7th month festival. This festival is widely observed by the Buddhist and Taoist community in Singapore , who believe that the living are supposed to please the spirits of the dead , or ghosts , by offering them food and burning prayer money or other items to them. (Source: HelloSingapore and SGHoliday.com)

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Categories: Living In Singapore
  1. August 18, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Hi Rob,I’m familiar with this Hungry ghost month of Singapore..A year ago I have watched a movie in DVD by Alessandra De Rossi shot in Singapore with Chinese/Singaporean cast.This Hungry ghost month was the theme and the movie evolves on it..Sort of a peculiar tradition huh..The movie is good and scary..hehehe..
    Anyway thanks for sharing..=)

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