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Stacks of ghost money found in claw machine puzzle Taiwanese netizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Some claw machine operators have been getting into the spirit of Ghost Month by placing joss paper money inside their machines as prizes. The images that have appeared ...

New York Asian Film Festival celebrates Taiwan's Ghost Month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) has launched its "Taiwan Ghost Month Series." The film festival will screen over 60 films from Japan, South Korea, an...

Japan office offers ‘friendship masks’ at Taiwan Ghost Month ritual

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association donated “friendship masks” for the traditional Taiwanese ritual commemorating the spirits of the deceased during the annu...

9 taboos to avoid during Taiwan's Ghost Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ghost Festival in Taiwan is on Sunday (Aug. 22), a time when many Taiwanese send offerings and pray to their ancestors, gods, and ghosts. The Ghost Festival falls halfw...

Skeletal 'Sonny & Cher' spook Taiwanese kids at Costco

TAPEI (Taiwan News) — With Ghost Month underway and Halloween in the not-too-distant future, Taiwanese are getting a kick out of two dancing skeletons decked out as a bride and groom at a Costco...

40% of Taiwanese report 'strange encounters' at work during Ghost Month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Survey results reveal 40% of Taiwanese workers had strange encounters while working overtime alone in the office during Ghost Month. The survey by yes123 was comple...

New Taipei City mayor prays for COVID-19 to stay away with Kuai Kuai snacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the New Taipei City Government’s Ghost Festival prayer ceremony on Wednesday (Aug. 18), Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) wrote phrases such as “Delta, be good and sta...

Eerie 'backpacker’ apparition appears at Chiayi waterfall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video of a waterfall in Chiayi county has caused a stir online after netizens spotted an apparition of a “backpacker” emerging from beneath the gushing torre...

New EasyCard features popular Taiwan instant noodles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EasyCard Corp. has launched a new MRT EasyCard that looks exactly like a package of Taiwan's celebrated instant noodle brand Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien (Wei Lih Men, 維力麵炸醬麵)...

Top 10 taboos to steer clear of during Ghost Month in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The gates of hell opened Sunday (Aug. 8), marking the start of Ghost Month (鬼月), and numerology expert Tang Chen-wei (湯鎮瑋) from the Human Thesaurus Media Group has listed ...

5 clothing taboos to avoid this Ghost Month in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The gates to the underworld flung open on Sunday (Aug. 8), marking the start of Taiwan’s Ghost Month (鬼月), coinciding with Father’s Day and curiously falling o...

Taiwanese spooked by ghostly arm emerging from bus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the fact that Ghost Month (鬼月) has already come to an end, Taiwanese netizens were spooked when a creepy video surfaced on Monday (Sept. 28) showing a pale, white ...

AIT observes Ghost Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an unusual gesture to show respect for local Taiwanese culture, the U.S. de facto embassy on Wednesday (Sept. 2) posted photos of its staff observing Ghost Festival (鬼節...

10 taboos to duck during Ghost Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wednesday (Sept. 2) is the Ghost Festival (鬼節 or 中元節) in Taiwan, a time when many Taiwanese send offerings and pray to their ancestors, gods, and ghosts. The Ghost Fest...

Photo of the Day: US dollar 'ghost money' seen in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American living in Hualien, Taiwan, came across ghost money with US dollars printed on them at a small shop in Hualien City and bought a pack to burn as a gesture of go...