Hundreds battle to get gifts for the dead in HCM CityHundreds of people gathered on Sunday around the Cho Lon area in Ho Chi Minh City's District 5 to collect money thrown out by local families during the Amnesty of Unquiet Spirits Festival. Amnesty of Unquiet Spirits Festival is widely-celebrated in Vietnam but more popular in the southern region on the 15th day of the seventh lunar month, which fell on August 26 this year. On the afternoon of August 26, several families on Nguyen Bieu Street in District 5 held the festival and threw money out, which caused chaos when hundreds of people gathered to collect the money. Many people waited for hours around the houses while local family were carrying out the ritualAs anticipated of the offerings, many people prepared nets and boxes attached to long canes to collect the small notes thrown down from the balconies. In this photo a man got only VND20,000 (USD0.8) after 15 minutes.
Source: VietNamNet News August 27, 2018 08:25 UTC