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Chaozhou Opera Celebrates Ghost Festival

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In Hong Kong, Chaozhou Opera usually forms a part in celebration
of the Ghost Month in order to entertain ghosts, gods
and local people with traditional stage performance.

Chaozhou Opera is a form of Chinese Operas which has a history of more than 500 years.
The tunes of Chaozhou Opera are graceful as well as pleasant, and full of local colour.

In Chinese tradition, the seventh lunar month (usually August in Gregorian Calendar) is called the Ghost Month.
And the 15th day of the month is called "Ghost Festival".
It was told that the ghosts and spirits of deceased ancestors
would visit their living descendants in the Month.

Posted on 22 August 2008
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gerard belbeoch05-Nov-2010 09:50
Really a wonderful mood and spectacular colors..
zyziza21-Nov-2009 10:27
Spectacl of lights, colors and opera art! V
Jeff Real04-Aug-2009 00:13
A visual feast of color. I love it ~V~
bill friedlander19-Apr-2009 00:30
Good shot of this very elaborate display of lights. V
Thomas05-Apr-2009 16:42
Amazing details asnd light as usual. Very good, CM!
endre novak05-Apr-2009 16:05
excellent image.
PauloCGama02-Nov-2008 21:16
love it!!
Guest 19-Oct-2008 01:11
Love the shot itself, and your well written description that goes along with it. Accurately knowledgable and very intruiging.

Chris Spracklen31-Aug-2008 21:09
Fabulous low light shot, with brilliant colours and details, CM.
Your galleries are just amazing!! (V)
Kind regards, Chris
Matthew Mannell29-Aug-2008 18:43
Fantastic detail, what a cool venue!
XiaoBernard9925-Aug-2008 06:00
Incerdible colored opera.All with bamboo built of course .And so friendly the people come and take place.
Steve Morris23-Aug-2008 08:53
Love the information and the photo is superb - what a set!! BV
Larry Grace23-Aug-2008 04:32
Great capture of the lights and the nighttime scene. Excellent. V
Marcia Colelli23-Aug-2008 01:24
Lovely capture and very nice story V
Josée V.22-Aug-2008 22:13
Really a wonderful mood and spectacular colors...V
Yiannis Pavlis22-Aug-2008 19:36
Splendid photo and the perspective provides lovely atmosphere.V
Marco Valk22-Aug-2008 19:22
very nice image!
marie-jose wolff22-Aug-2008 17:34
beautiful low light image, very nice decorations! V
Fong Lam22-Aug-2008 17:19
The spirits will be entertained by this stage performance.
Great capture of those bright decorative lights, CM.......V
Walter Otto Koenig22-Aug-2008 16:03
Great looking low light image. Incredible details. Thank you also for the informative description. "V"
2004 22-Aug-2008 14:15
Thank you so much for your good sharing ! That is very good picture. However, the spirit made me scared. Luckily, you did not bring ghosts to the photo.
TuTmin22-Aug-2008 13:39
beutiful place and certainly nice festival.~V~
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography22-Aug-2008 11:58
Very nice capture and interesting story, Vote.
Guest 22-Aug-2008 11:42
Spendid !!! Love this one ...VVV
DL 22-Aug-2008 11:02
Remarkable shot with excellent documentary.
Guest 22-Aug-2008 10:39
Great capture! V
an nguyen22-Aug-2008 10:26
I love to see the old fashion image like this. V