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Familial piety and ancestor worship are intrinsic parts of traditional Hong Kong culture. No more so is this the case than throughout the seventh month of the lunar calendar, when ghosts are said to be cutting about in search of good eats and cool stuff to take back to their afterlife digs. The 15th day of the seventh lunar month – the hungry ghost festival, which falls on August 15 this year – is of particular importance, and is when you should start burning the really good stuff. Here are some of the best places to buy your ghostly goodies. By Sarah Moran and Graham Turner
RECOMMENDED: The buying and burning of paper effigies is a tradition that is unfortunately on the decline, and it’s not the only disappearing cultural experience here in Hong Kong.