As we get closer to National Day, another festival is creeping up on us.
The Hungry Ghost Month.
Yes, the period where you cannot call other people’s name at night. Where you have to walk where you step or you’ll offend our good brothers and sisters.
And for goodness sake, don’t pee in public.
Here are 5 facts about the Hungry Ghost Festival 2018 you need to know. Or you might just regret it *jumpscare*.
1. The Ghost Month Starts Two Days After Singapore’s National Day
We’ll start with the most important thing first. On which date will you need to start behaving yourself at night?
That means no going to Mt Faber and doing naughty things or going home at 3 am in the morning.
It’s 11 Aug 2018. Two days after Singapore’s National Day, the seventh month, a.k.a the Ghost month, starts.
If you’re still unsure what you can and cannot do during the ghost month, we’ve got you covered. You’re welcome! 😉
2. The Most ‘Happening’ Night
The Chinese believe that during the seventh month, the gate to hell is open and spirits wander the earth for a “one month holiday”.
However, that’s the seventh month. The Hungry Ghost Festival doesn’t last the entire month, it only lasts one day. And we call this day the fiercest because this is the day (or night) where spirits are at the peak of their strength.
And evil spirits are able to bring harm to the living.
This year, the Hungry Ghost Festival will fall on 25 Aug 2018, the 15th day of the lunar seventh month. That’s a Saturday, so forgo your clubbing for that night, okay?
3. When will the Hungry Ghost Month end?
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