Hungry Ghost Festival

Hungry Ghost Festival Malaysia

Hungry Ghost Festival Malaysia

Ethnic Chinese devotees carry of a giant paper-made statue of Chinese deity know as ‘Da Shi Ye’ or ‘Guardian God of Ghosts’ to set on fire during the festive event of Hungry Ghost in Kajang, Malaysia. In Chinese tradition the seventh month of the lunar year is regarded as the Ghost Month in which spirits and ghosts come down to earth. During this festival the devotees burn paper-made models to appease the wandering spirits and offers prayers.

Kamal Sellehuddin for Yahoo! News Malaysia. More photos click here.


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