Monday, September 28, 2015

Hungry Ghost Festival 盂蘭勝會

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.

Alison Hui

Catherine Chan

Chickita Kwan

Stella So

 Chloe Ka Kei Yau

 Cynthia Pong

 Elena Klimova

 Gary Yeung

Guillaume How-Choong

 Noble Wong

Sarah Li

Sandy Hau

Alvin Wong

Heanu Kang

Helen Chan

Ben Luk

Carrie Leung