Do you ever get advices not to travel, begin construction in the home or start a business around the end of July and the start of August? Chances are, you’ve heard of the Hungry Ghost Month. It is believed to be the scariest month of the year. The Chinese believe that on its first day, the gates of hell open and the ghosts are free to roam the earth for a month. As a country with a significant Chinese-Filipino community, most of us adhere this tradition.
But don’t worry, here’s a rundown of the things we should and should not do in order to be out of sight of these hungry ghosts and make this month work to our advantage: