“Assorted Curry Vegetables, one of my favourite vegetarian dishes.”
Today is vegetarian day. First day of August, happens to be also the first day of lunar month of July this year. Chinese Lunar July is being referred as “hungry ghost month”. Chinese/ Asian also called it “seventh month”.
I remembered when I was in my teens, my mummy told us (siblings) not to go out in the night of “seventh month”. She won’t allow us to outing after 7pm. My mum believed that souls will be wandering around the street during the whole month of Lunar July, especially 14th of Lunar July, which is the actual day of “Ghost Festival”. The gate of hell will be opened to release all ghosts where many Buddhists would prepare ritualistic food offerings, burning incense and joss stick along the street, for the hungry ghosts. Quiet nights may look misty and feel eerieee… I am not going into this (bawling)!