Different shades of Western and Chinese 'ghost festivals'
Updated: 2015-10-30 14:36
People burn paper to honor the deceased during China's Zhongyuan Festival. [Photo/SIPA]
Expel ghosts & Respect ghosts
The two festivals, both themed on ghosts, have different attitudes toward them. During Halloween, people dress up like ghosts to scare away spirits rather than please them. While during Chinese Zhongyuan Festival, people burn paper money and sacrifice the spirits to show their respect.