Reflections of lights on the wet ground of the Yu Lan / Hungry Ghost Festival in Lam Tin

#reflections of lights on the wet ground of the #YuLan (Hungry Ghost) festival in #LamTin. #hongkong #hk #hkig

 

Individuals like celebrate the Yu Lan / Hungry Ghost Festival by burning offerings and presenting food to the wandering spirits on the roadside. However the festival is also celebrated on a community scale.

Communities come together to organise large festivals in the neighbourhood. Temporary bamboo structures are constructed to be stages, altars and halls. Lights are strung up and decorations placed. A traditional Chinese Opera is also performed each night to entertain the wandering spirits. In reality though, you’ll find many old folks at these Chinese Opera performances, whiling away the time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.