Hungry Ghost Festival, an annual Festival of Ghosts in Singapore

Each August, the Chinese community who live in Singapore routinely celebrate with a party guest of honor are those who have nothing. This feast is the Hungry Ghost Festival. The Festival is held during the month of ghosts.

Interesting festival of Ghosts in Singapore
 Festival of Ghosts in Singapore


In this ghost month believed that the door opened and spirits-ghosts came back to visit his family. To soothe the spirit, provided special garbage and small altars erected in public places and private. The altar used for burning incense, paper money, and to offer food such as cakes and oranges as well as a place to pray for those who have died.

In 2013, the ghost month falls on 7 August to 4 September. Hungry Ghost Festival is celebrated on August 20. This tradition of presenting a special tent on the street around the island. For those who believe, they will come to the streets and gathered to cheer the spirits with funny band, dancing, singing, and carrying a doll.

However, tourists who wanted to see should not be located in the front row. The reason, most seats up front intentionally prepared for ' special guest ' the invisible. This Festival usually takes place almost in the whole island. However, more focus on areas such as Red Hill, Geylang, and China Town where tourists can join the experience that smells of local traditions.


Burn paper money is a popular ritual during the festival is taking place. During the month of ghosts, the family put their offerings on the altar outside the House. Its purpose is to honor members who had passed away and also the ghost of wild roamed

On the day of the festival, people respect the spirit by burning incense, burning cash, and offered food. The money is burned so that it can be used by the spirit. Some also believe that paper money is burned ensure great wealth in the afterlife.

Food is the main focus of the festival. Even makanan-makanannya tend to fancy such as oranges, Chinese pastries, rice, and grilled pork. The dishes laid out specifically for the ghosts. A statue of King of hell or Phor Thor Kong was placed in the middle of the table and the food is all around.

Some food stalls also deliberately erected during the festival to take place. Food – food stalls was founded in an environment dominated by residents of China as Red Hill, Geylang, and China Town. In addition to offering food, this ghost in the festival there are also performances of dance antiang.

In addition to serving the entertainment and food to the ghosts, there are also spiritual activities in which sufferers Buddha will perform rituals and spells to pacify the kind of spirit. Towards the end of the festival, a lantern that lights up and the boat – boat paper placed in the River to drive the ghosts return to their place of origin.

If you want to watch the Hungry Ghost Festival is unique, then you can come to Singapore between August and September. Be sure to watch and feel the festival is truly local
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