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Hungry Ghosts festival begins in Thailand
Thai-OnlineDate: Thursday, 23.08.2018, 11:13 | Message # 1
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The Por Tor Festival or the Hungry Ghost is an ancient tradition of ancestor worship, a festival with a good Soul that seeks to feed the souls of its hungry ancestors and those ghosts who have relatives in this world
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Holiday events in Thailand will take place from August 23 to September 9. Especially brightly weekly festival takes place in Chinese temples and quarters of Thailand. In the Chinese lunar calendar, the traditional holiday Por Thor or the “Hungry Spirit”, which is celebrated on 7 days and 7 nights, is one of
the most important events and carries the idea of ​​ancestor worship. The attribute of the holiday is the cake "Red Turtle", the little turtle Aung Gu and the big turtle Tua Gu. Totem and symbols of festive treats mean longevity and well-being. The turtle in China symbolizes long life and good health. "To live long, like a turtle." Red is the color of good luck, victory, prosperity, joy, prosperity. Therefore, the use of the Red Turtle as an offering to the spirits of their ancestors and to the spirits without a family, as the tradition suggests, brings a happy and long life to the living.

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