Celebrating Ghost Day

Here is Chloe praying. There are offerings, as you can see, at her feet. There’s bananas, coins, tea leaves, and pork (they get tossed out onto the pavement later so that the spirits can “eat” them). My mom even told us stories about how when she was a little girl all the children would go out in the neighborhood and people would throw coins and fruit at them – and they would take them home. She said her family was poor so they could only afford to throw pennies, but when she would go out and catch them all the kids were so excited to get money. So, in honor of that, my mom threw the coins and bananas at Chloe. Chloe loved it and even helped throw bananas and pork at daddy.

We burned paper clothes and paper coins and paper money for the spirits. Unfortunately there was a lot of wind so we had to keep relighting the clothes and money.

I believe this white paper is fabric to make clothes, but I’m not 100% sure on that. We mostly give clothes and money, so it’s probably one or the other.

I don’t know if you can tell (I know I don’t look all that happy in this picture), but I was really nervous about letting Chloe “help.”

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