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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

A night at Hong Kong's Ghost Festival opera - in pictures

During the Hungry Ghost Festival, members of Hong Kong's Chiu Chow community organise their own opera

During the Hungry Ghost Festival, members of Hong Kong's Chiu Chow community put on an opera for ghosts in need of entertainment.

Around 1.2 million people from from Chiu Chow (Chaozhou) in China's Guangdong province live in Hong Kong. Their take on the Hungry Ghost Festival is the Yu Lan Ghost Festival.

While the festival's origins are not unlike those of Halloween in Europe, it is also intrinsically linked to the Chinese practice of ancestor worship.

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