Hungry Ghost Prayers in Bangkok
14 images Created 26 Aug 2013
The seventh lunar month (August - September in 2013) is when the Chinese community believes that hell’s gate will open to allow spirits to roam freely in the human world for a month. Many households and temples will hold prayer ceremonies throughout the month-long Hungry Ghost Festival (Phor Thor) to appease the spirits. During the festival, believers will also worship the Tai Su Yeah (King of Hades) in the form of paper effigies which will be “sent back” to hell after the effigies are burnt.