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Feng Shui for the Home: 5 Ghost Month Dos and Don'ts

Here's how you can work around August’s unlucky days

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Photography: Dairy Darilag

You’ve probably heard of the Hungry Ghost Month, the traditional Chinese festival celebrated on the 7th month of the Lunar Year (typically in August). The “hungry ghosts” are ancestors, evil spirits, and the ghosts of people who have died in a violent manner, and it is believed that during this period, the gates of hell open up and these ghosts roam the earth, causing all sorts of calamities.

Along with the Ghost Month, there are the various pamahiin (beliefs) that go with it, such not moving into a new home, not signing contracts, and not getting married. But you still have to keep house and maintain it, right? Here are some tips on how to work around the month and avoid bad luck.

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