Hungry Ghost Festival

Today, marks the beginning of the “Hungry Ghost Festival!” I could sense a chill down my spine as I was making my way home at around 12am last night, with the escort of my dearest and Andy. Perhaps I was just thinking too much, but it was indeed windier than usual.

Don’t ask me if I’m superstitious and believe in these… Whether or not, I do pay my utmost respect to them, as I think that it’s not something pleasant to joke about. So here I am, to share some guidelines to all my dear readers.

To heed or not, the ultimate decision lies in your hands!

Taboos to Follow:

1. Avoid swimming during the 7th month. It is believed that those previously drowned evil ghost might cause you to drown in the swimming pool. Such ghost need to find victims in order for them to be go for rebirth.

2. Children and young adults are also advised to return home early and not to wander around alone at night. This belief is due to the reason that the wandering ghosts can possess children easily.

3. Avoid moving into new homes and opening new businesses this month as it is considered inauspicious and bad luck on new ventures.

4. Avoid getting married during this month because couples will have bad ending. Some bad ghost may cast a bad spell on couples during their wedding.

5. Avoid going for jungle trekking and going on camping trips as chances of injuries, possession and death are high.

6. Drive very carefully during this month to avoid accidents, as there may be many wandering spirits who died of accidents previously that are searching for next victims so that they could be reincarnated.

7. Protect your entrances with genuine repellent of ghosts, or display Feng Shui animals to ward evil spirits off.

8. Wear protective amulets to prevent bad luck, ghost possessions and accidents due to ghost disturbances.

9. Do not hang clothes out to dry after sunset and take them in before sunset.

Hotel Taboos:

1. Provide a respectful knock on the bedroom door before you enter for the first time.

2. Avoid entering the room right away. Whisper to yourself that you are renting the room to stay temporarily, as a form of asking permission. Let any spirit leave the bedroom first before you enter.

3. Place your pair of shoes or sandals facing the door. The shoes must be away from the bed. One side of the shoe points to the door and the other side point inwards.

4. Display a glass of salt water next to your bed. Salt is an excellent antidote for dirty energy.

5. You are encouraged to flush the toilet bowl first before using it.

6. You are also encouraged to avoid wearing black or striking red colored clothings.

7. Please avoid touching or moving the bible from it’s original position in the hotel drawers.

8. Always keep the toilet’s door closed with lights turned off when you go to sleep.

9. Try to avoid facing the mirror when you sleep. If the mirror is designed in this manner, try to cover it with a towel.

10. Avoid placing any shoe next to the bed when sleeping.

11. Watch out the mouth from mentioning anything about ghost. Ghost story telling must be avoided by all means.

12. Display a repellent of ghost, made from “genuine peach wood” to be effective in chasing away ghosts and protecting one with a good night’s sleep.

– The above information is all retrieved from the internet.

That’s all for today, have a long weekend ahead!

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  1. i know that it is not easy to see ghosts .BUT I KNOW WE CAN HELP THEM.

  2. A GHOSTS ARE PEOPLE.THEY JUST NEED HELP FROM US. SO WE SHOULD HELP THEM!

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