The spirits jailed in the Hell are called ghosts.
The folklore says the ghosts have one-month parole and will travel to the towns in the 7th lunar month every year.
They may play trick-or-treat game on human beings, so people will feast them and make them happy during this time.
So expect a smokey and noisy month as a lot of incense papers and offerings will be offered and burnt everywhere (BE CAREFUL) and gei tai (live concert-performances) held almost every night.
|Seats are reserved for the BROS! (Image source https://sanaakosirickylee.wordpress.com/tag/hungry-ghost-festival/|
|Offerings can be found almost everywhere, so BE CAREFUL. (Image source: http://iammrsbernabe.blogspot.sg/2012/08/hungry-ghost-month-in-singapore.html)|