October Carnival 2012

a.k.a – The Ghost Festival

Can you figure out what this is?
When one does not know what it is, then it is something; but when one knows what it is, then it is nothing.

The Ghost Festival is celebrated during the fall harvest, when the lines between the spirit world and the human world begin to blur. During this time, ghosts wander in search of food and entertainment. To keep misfortune and bad luck away, families often throw a large feast for the ghosts. They bring samples of food and write riddles on lanterns. At the end, the lanterns are lit and placed outside to guide the ghosts back to the underworld.

On 10/27/12, the kids learned all about the Ghost Festival during their scavenger hunt. They made masks, charms, lanterns, burned incense, and played charades. Finally, everyone got together to watch three rounds of a doughnut eating contest, which was a great laugh!

Thanks to everyone who came!


Here are some pictures from the event:




P.S – the answer was ‘a riddle’ !