Sep 9, 2012

Indonesians feed 'hungry ghosts'

Chinese Indonesians throw fake money to honor their ancestors during the Hungry Ghost Festival in Medan, North Sumatra, Aug. 31. During the festival, Chinese perform ritual prayers so that the spirit-soul of their ancestors will go to heaven. According to tradition, ghosts and spirits are believed to come out from hell to visit earth during the seventh month in the Chinese lunar calendar called the Ghost Month.
The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, or Yu Lan is a traditional Chinese festival and holiday celebrated by Chinese in many countries.

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