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Rajang Port holds Hungry Ghost Festival ceremony
Posted on : 06 Sep 2017  Source of News: The Borneo Post
 

Rajang Port holds Hungry Ghost Festival ceremony

 September 6, 2017, Wednesday

RPA staff burn hell money during the ceremony.

SIBU: Rajang Port Authority held a special ceremony yesterday to mark the Hungry Ghost Festival.

RPA staff prepared food offerings as well as burnt joss sticks and hell money at a wharf inside the port’s premises.

RPA general manager Helen Lim said the ceremony is held annually to show respect and gratitude to the ancestors and departed.

“This is done to protect everybody at work at RPA. It is also for the protection of the staff, our customers and the goods coming into our port,” she said.

The Hungry Ghost Festival or Zhongyuan Festival is a Buddhist and Taoist festival, which falls on the 15th day of the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar.

It is believed that the gates of hell open at this time of

the year for ghosts to roam the earth and seek food and entertainment.