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KPA Celebrated the "Hungry Ghosts" Festival 2020
Posted on : 09 Oct 2020
 

The Chinese community at Kuching Port has celebrated the "Hungry Ghosts" festival (Zhong Yuan Jie / Yu Lan Hui / Chinese All Souls' Day) on Sunday, 13 September 2020 at Pending and Senari Terminals.

During the Seventh Lunar Month, it is believed that the gate of hell is opened to allow spirits and ghosts to go back to the living world.  Those who have families visit their families and those without families roam the streets seeking food and entertainment.  Thus, every year on the Seventh Lunar Month, with the support and sponsorship from KPA Management, staff and the port users, KPA Yu Lan Hui Committee organizes the celebration at Pending and Senari Terminal where offerings are made to appease the spirits and ghosts.

As for this year, due to the outbreak of Covid-19, a simple commemoration ceremony was carried out by the KPA Yu Lan Hui Organizing Committee by praying with candles and incense sticks and offering of joss paper.

The Management would like to thank all the sponsors and helpers who made the event possible.

 

Praying and Offering at Pending Terminal

 

Praying and Offering at Senari Terminal