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Hungry Ghost Month

According to traditional Chinese belief, the seventh month in the lunar calendar is when restless spirits roam the earth. King Yama opens the gates of hell on the first day and it’s denizens then roam around looking for peculiar entertainment, … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Mid Autumn Festival Mon 24th Sep

As one of the most important traditional Chinese festivals, Mid-Autumn Festival, falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, Sept 27 this year. This day is also considered as a harvest festival since fruits, vegetables and grain are harvested by this time. … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Zhongyuan Festival

I love festivals of all kinds, but especially ones connected with either food or folklore. This Saturday is the Zhongyuan Festival, also known as Ullambana Festival among Buddhists, falls on the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month of the … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Lantern Festival Mar 2nd

The Lantern Festival, celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the Chinese calendar. It marks the final day of the Chinese New Year celebrations. This year the Lantern Festival falls on March 2nd. As early as the Western Han Dynasty … Continue reading

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