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Hungry Ghost FestivalThe Hungry Ghost Festival is celebrated on the seventh month of the lunar calendar. During this time, the gates of hell are opened and ghosts roam the land. Relatives of the dead will pray to them at various altars. Large amounts of food are offered to the departed, from simple bowls of rice, buns or oranges, to fried noodles, and even whole chicken or duck. Yellow “hell” money and paper clothes are burned so that the dead can...

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