Hungry Ghost Festival
“The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival in modern day, is a traditional Buddhist and Taoist festival held in Asian countries. In the Chinese calender (a lunisolar calendar), the Ghost Festival is on the 15th night of the seventh month (14th in southern China).”
Source : Wikipedia
This is my first experience when I can look closely at how this event took place. The Hungry Ghost Festival is one of several traditional festivals celebrated by the Chinese community in Malaysia to worship their ancestors.
The activities would include preparing ritualistic food offerings, burning incense and joss paper to their ancestors. During the event, they are specifically provided to contain the stacks of hell money and paper offerings.
What is unique about this festival when it reaches to the end. Family members will take all the item that offered to their ancestors to the open space for burning process which signifies giving directions to the lost ghosts and spirits of the ancestors and other deities.
It is my valuable experience in recognizing of other religions in my country.