CG Hart Celebrates Traditional “Hungry Ghost” Festival

Consul General Hart visited the Yu Lan Cultural Festival.
Consul General Hart visited the Yu Lan Cultural Festival. (State Dept.)
Consul General Hart visited the Yu Lan Cultural Festival.

On August 28, Consul General Hart visited the Yu Lan Cultural Festival hosted by the Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organization. Also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, this tradition calls for the Chiu Chow community to pay tribute to their ancestors in the seventh month of the year. CG Hart learned about the fast- disappearing cultural traditions of the Chiu Chow people through a series of offering rituals, Chiu Chow opera performances and other practices.