Much like Western culture's Halloween, some Eastern cultures celebrate a Fall festival where they believe the gates of hell are thrown open, releasing hungry ghosts to wander the earth in search of food and taking revenge upon those who wronged them in life. This month-long festival is known as the Hungry Ghost Festival and takes place during the 7th lunar month.
Year 2012 is the Year of dragon, The road ahead is still filled with unexpected twists and turns, particularly in financial matters. So remain diligent, and keep your decision in check. But don't let this discourage you, trust yourself and don't be blinded by others' advices.
The Minor New Year's Day, or the 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month of each year, is a day for offering sacrifices to the kitchen god and doing a thorough cleaning. The custom has been around since former times.
The majority Han Chinese have long followed the tradition of eating laba rice porridge on the eighth day of the twelfth lunar month. The date usually falls in min-January and is a traditional Chinese festival.