Sunday, 27 September 2009

The Hungry Ghosts Have Gone Home

This past lunar month was Hungry Ghost festival 中元节 in Singapore. I love that time of year with the smell of smoke everywhere and strange and interesting offerings to be found on every street corner and gaudy concert on makeshift stages all around the city. The story goes that during that month the gates of heaven and hell are opened and your ancestors come and walk the earth, so people lay offerings such as fake money and burn them for their dead relatives, the concerts are to entertain these wandering ghosts to stop them getting bored and creating too much mischief.

I was away for much of the month and so sadly missed the great photo opportunity. Check out this guys photies of Singapore during Hungry Ghost.

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