Taiwan Culture Video: Ghost Month in Taiwan

The beautiful hostess of Peggy Teaches Chinese brings us a new Taiwan culture video on Ghost Month.

The Chungyuan Festival(中元節) follows the lunar calendar and this year, the festival, which is also known in Taiwan as “Ghost Month”, beings on July 15th. On this day, the door of the underworld is open for spirits to enter the world. By July 29th this year, the ghosts will return to the underworld. Throughout the month many families and local businesses set up a table which is covered with offerings of food to placate the homeless spirits(aka 好兄弟/hao3xiong1di4 – good brothers ) and for them to fill their stomachs.

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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian expat who has been living abroad in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. My husband and I have owned our own business in Taiwan since 2012. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on on Twitter @globetrotteri or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/carriekellenberger/.

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