✿Ghost Month Festival✿
The seventh month of the lunar calendar is known as the Ghost Month in Taiwan. During this time, households, companies, and various organizations set up offerings for the spirits, as well as ancestral worship ceremonies. The main purpose is to provide a resting place for wandering spirits and hungry ghosts, allowing them to enjoy a meal and be treated with respect, while also praying that they won’t cause trouble elsewhere. In Taiwan, local religious practices are a mix of Buddhism and Taoism, and it’s not easy to categorize them strictly as one or the other. In any case, on this beautiful island, people have a deep respect for ghosts and deities, believing in the existence of souls and spiritual energy. Personally, I quite like these folk stories and religious traditions because they often contain fascinating narratives about promoting goodness, fairness, and justice.