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Lunar 7th Month 2021

Lunar 7th Month (with Dates) 

During the Lunar 7th month, many families worship to their ancestors as a gesture of filial piety and also make offerings to the wandering spirit who is homeless and hungry. Some would even hold a private banquet for this occasions. 

This year, the Lunar 7th month commences on 8th August 2021 and will last till 6th September 2021. The 15th day of the 7th month or known as zhong yuan 中元 falls on 22 August 2021.

In the ritual, items and food displayed for offerings are always in odd numbers like 1 roasted piglet, 3 steamed chicken, 5 hard boiled eggs and etc. Fruits, beverage, biscuits, rice, meat are seen on the offerings. After the ritual, the offered wine or tea will be poured and sprinkle in the circle of rice and paper money will be burned. Many would pray to seek for protection and good fortune. When wishes are fulfilled, the items offered in the following year will be added. 

These are the dates auspicious for performing the ritual.

(Avoid using the date if you are born in the year of the zodiac stated on the right column.)

Date Avoid Zodiac Sign
 8 August  Horse
 11 August  Rooster
 12 August  Dog
 14 August  Rat
 20 August  Horse
 23 August  Rooster
 26 August  Rat
 1 September  Horse
 4 September  Rooster
 5 September  Dog
 6 September  Pig