[The SF Standard] San Francisco Chinatown Is Getting a Ghost King Parade. Here’s Why
The scariest festival in the Chinese calendar is turning into a carnival in San Francisco’s Chinatown this August.
“Ghost Month (鬼月),” celebrated during the seventh month of the lunar calendar—which usually falls in August—is a Chinese cultural tradition. During this period, it is believed that the restless souls and spirits will come from the underworld to visit humans. “Ghost Day” is the 15th day of Ghost Month.