Hungry Ghost Festival in Orthodox Chinese Culture (A tradition well-preserved in Hong Kong)
It's believed that on the 1st of July of the Lunar Calendar, the gate of the underworld opens and for the whole month, ghosts wander on the face of the earth. During this month, people burn offerings and place food on streets so that hungry ghosts can be fed. Different village associations also construct temporary temples and street theatres which host special Chiu Chau Opera performances both for the public and for the ghosts as well.
We would like to thank our friend Sylvia Midgett for the awesome tour of the festival.
Chloe Ka Kei Yau