Tonight was 还阳, a ghost holiday” where the afterworld is a little closer. Beijingers who still follow traditions burn piles of hell money in the street inscribed in a white circle, littering the hutongs with tiny fires and piles of ash. #cxinchina

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Hell money - is printed to resemble legal tender bank notes. The notes are not an officially recognized currency or legal tender since their sole intended purpose is to be offered as burnt-offerings to the deceased as often practiced by the Chinese and several East Asian cultures.” /via xuhulk who took the photo above.

November 18, 2017 · ghosts · words


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