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Ghost Month in Taiwan (1) | Hakka Opera (75 images)

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The FESTIVAL OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS is a traditional Chinese festival celebrated by Chinese communities around the world, and Taiwan is no exception. The Ghost Festival (aka Ghost Day or Zhong Yuan Jie) itself falls on the 15th day of the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar, which is locally known as 'Ghost Month'.
At the beginning of Ghost Month, Yan Luo Wang, the ruler of the Chinese underworld, opens the gates of hell to let the ghosts and spirits of the deceased roam the...
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