Folks at USJ 1 were in a celebratory mood from from the 18 to 20th of August as they were entertained and treated with a festive atmosphere at the Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations.
The highlight of the 3 day celebration was the stage show which is also known Kotai which offered a refreshing and classy performance ala Broadway style this time around.
The audience were enthralled with great performance and showmanship from the performers.
VIPs joined in to celebrate as Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai launched the festival on the opening day while Selangor speaker Hannah Yeoh and Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen attended the closing ceremony.
The Hungry Ghost Festival is celebrated in the 7th month of the Chinese Lunar calendar. According to tradition, it is when the gates of hell are opened and the hungry ghosts roam the earth freely in search of food and entertainment.
A feast is held on the 15th day with live performances held at night in the corner of the streets with loud volumes to attract the ghosts. The first row will be left empty to be reserved for the ghosts to enjoy the show. The festival also has many delicious food offerings to please the ghost and ward off misfortune.
Here are some pictures from the colorful event held at a public car park:
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