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Burning Incense, Hungry Ghosts Festival

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Ibolya Horvath
by benoxi
published on 19 April 2016
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As part of the Hungry Ghosts Festival, incense is burned in front of homes in remembrance of one's ancestors and to give a pleasing scent to the spirits as they walk by.

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benoxi, . (2016, April 19). Burning Incense, Hungry Ghosts Festival. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4961/burning-incense-hungry-ghosts-festival/

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benoxi, . "Burning Incense, Hungry Ghosts Festival." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 19, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4961/burning-incense-hungry-ghosts-festival/.

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