Ghost month starts tomorrow: what you shouldn’t do during the ghost month

A list of things you should avoid if you want to stay away from the “ghosts”.

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/08/21
By: Juvina Lai, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to Chinese mythology, this year’s “ghost month

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”lasts from Aug 22 to September 19. The ghost month is a month when spirits from the lower realm supposedly roam around the world of the living.

The ghost month is the 7th month of the lunar calendar. Most of the Chinese consider the month as an unlucky month and therefore will avoid scheduling major events such as weddings and business deals in this particular month to keep bad things from happening.

As the ghost month begins on the first day of the seventh lunar month, the gates of the hell are opened and an army of hungry ghosts come out to haunt the living, eat good food, drink rice wine and collect ghost money, which is offered by the living by burning the ghost money, according to Chinese mythology.    [FULL  STORY]

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