The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated as the Halloween on the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month. As it represents the connections between the living and the dead, earth and heaven, body and soul, legend also goes that the festival is also a feast for the ghosts.
The Ghost Festival originates from Taoism, which is an important native religion of China. According to Taoism, the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month is called “Zhong Yuan”. The Taoism has three great events every year. They call the fifteenth day of the first lunar month “Shang Yuan”, the one in the seventh, “Zhong Yuan” and that in the tenth, “Xia Yuan”. All of the three events are for celebrating the birthdays of three main gods – heaven, earth and human. Together with the Chinese New Year's Eve, Qingming and the Double ninth, the festival is regarded as one of the four main festivals to worship ancestors in ancient China.
Today, be calm if you saw a “ghost”