New protest held in conjunction with the ‘Hungry Ghost festival’ at Sha Tin and Wong Tai Sin on 9th August at 8pm

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8th August 2019 – (Hong Kong) A new protest held in conjunction with the ‘Hungry Ghost festival’ has been organised by netizens via Telegram group on 9th of August (the 14th night of the seventh month in Chinese calendar ) between 8pm to 11pm .

In Chinese culture, the fourteenth day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar is called Ghost Day and the seventh month in general is regarded as the Ghost Month, in which ghosts and spirits, including those of deceased ancestors, come out from the lower realm.

Activities during the month would include preparing ritualistic food offerings, burning incense, and burning joss paper, a papier-mâché form of material items such as clothes, gold and other fine goods for the visiting spirits of the ancestors.

Paper clothes and other items will be burned in all 18 districts (If possible) during the day to protest against the evil actions of government and police while performing the annual Chinese customary ritual.

Locations :

Open space opposite Sha Tin Fun City, 7 Lek Yuen Street, Sha Tin.

Wong Tai Sin MTR Exit D2 near bus terminus at the junction of Ching Tak Street and Shatin Pass Road.

Civilians are advised to bring their own candles, burning incense, burning joss paper, tea & alcohol for prayers, paper clothes and also Carrie Lam’s picture.

Telegram group.