Friday, August 05, 2005

Seventh month

Today marks the first day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar. Some call it seventh month (七月 qi yue) while others call it the hungry ghost festival (中元节 zhong yuan jie). There are many beliefs and old wives' tales about what to do and what not to do during this month. Many would also burn incense paper and joss sticks and offer some food to appease the "ghosts". There would be tents erected for dinners and celebrations. There would be stage (歌台 ge tai) whereby the first few rows of seats are to be left empty.

Why am i talking about this i have no idea. Perhaps i have nothing to blog about. Perhaps i was bored. Perhaps it's just FYI (for your information). Perhaps perhaps.

I do wonder how many people don't know about this though.


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