Sunday, July 13, 2008

When Hell Opens Up

The seventh month on the Chinese calendar is the month that hell is supposed to open up, and the ghosts residing there are free to roam the earth again. In Singapore, this period (known as the Hungry Ghost Festival) is one in which many Chinese find it imperative to appease those restless spirits. This video gives a little idea of some of the rituals involved in appeasing the ghosts that have been given a temporary release from Hell.







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2 comments:

silken said...

I remember seeing some traditions at this time of year. very interesting...

hifidel said...

Yes, it can be interesting to see what all is going on during that time of year.