The Hungry Ghost Festival celebrates the Taoist belief in the afterlife. Chinese communities believe the gates of Hell open on the 7th lunar month, freeing the spirits of the dead to roam in the world of the living. Chinese families would celebrate this festival to remember their deceased family members and pay tribute to them.
Devotees believe that praying and burning offerings will help to appease these wandering souls and protect their families, employees and businesses from harm.
Due to Covid-19, praying events were scaled down and carried out with prevailing safe management measures.
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