Friday, 14 July 2006

Fourteenth day of the Seventh month

Today, in the Gregorian calendar, (the one everyone's using now) it is July the 14th. Not a very significant day for anyone here, but if you change it to the Chinese calendar, the 14th day of the 7th month is the Hungry Ghost Festival. OK, just to clear things up, the Hungry Ghost Festival falls on the Chinese 14th day of the 7th month, so July 14 this year is only the 19th day of the 6th month.





The thing I want to highlight here is that this year has two (yes, 2) 7th month in the Chinese calendar. So theoretically this year there will be TWO Hungry Ghost Festivals. That means "they" can come out to eat, drink and be merry twice this year. I don't know if there will be two celebrations or not, but this like partytime x 2. Just a thought...

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