Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Update to the Hungry Ghost Festival

So last weekend was the BIG weekend of the Hungry Ghost Festival per the Singapore we set out to gain some culture here. We went to Geylang area of town where they still do the most symbolic festivities for the Hungry Ghost Festival. Here is our experience in pictures: This was a bonfire for the dead:
This was a set of candles that was burning for the dead:
A closeup of one of the candles - so intricately carved:
Here are the people praying for their dead ancestors:
Offerings for the dead:
Here is the boat that brings the offerings I guess?:
Here is our local "giving to the dead" here in Queenstown:

Now - on to the next cultural event - Night Festival!

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