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Why do we celebrate Hungry Ghost Festival?

This festival is known as T?t Trung Nguyên and is viewed as a time for the pardoning of condemned souls who are released from hell. The "homeless" should be "fed" and appeased with offerings of food. Merits for the living are also earned by the release of birds and fish.

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Consequently, what is the meaning of Hungry Ghost Festival?

Hungry Ghost Festival: Paying tribute to ancestors by burning paper. During the festival, ghosts are believed to return to Earth to haunt the living and people burn paper money and food -- as well as incense -- to pay respect to their ancestors and soothe wandering spirits.

Beside above, what is a hungry ghost in Buddhism? Hungry ghost is a concept in Chinese Buddhism, Chinese traditional religion, Vietnamese Buddhism and Vietnamese traditional religion representing beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way.

Also question is, why is there Hungry Ghost Festival?

According to traditional Chinese belief, the seventh month in the lunar calendar is when restless spirits roam the earth. Many Chinese people make efforts to appease these transient ghosts, while 'feeding' their own ancestors — particularly on the 15th day, which is the Yu Lan or Hungry Ghost Festival.

How long is Hungry Ghost Festival?

two weeks

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