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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Chinese Halloween & Hungry Ghost Festival

Hungry Ghost Festival is the closest holiday to Halloween that is celebrated in China, which is usually around the August. In the lunar calendar, 14th night of the 7th month. Paper money and other items are burned for the ancestors, food given to them, as well as tomb sweeping.

Article from the Shanghai Daily on how Halloween is being celebrated in China.

In the US this Halloween, which is today we have the following scary items:


References:
Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes

Good Luck Life: The Essential Guide To Chinese American Celebrations And Culture

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