Join Chinatown Today for our upcoming event, Spirit of the Square! Honouring and celebrating the Hungry Ghost Festival, this community art fair will be held at the Chinatown Memorial Square on Sunday, August 27, from 3-6pm.
The Hungry Ghost festival is held on the 15th night of the seventh month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar, when the hell gates are opened and restless ghosts are free to roam among us for food and entertainment. In honour of this event, attendees can make crafts such as lanterns to guide lost souls, and share stories through the community story-mapping and zine-making workshops.
Spirit of the Square honours the Hungry Ghost Festival (鬼節 or 中元節) at the Chinese Memorial Square. The Hungry Ghost festival is held during the seventh month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar. During this time, the hell gates are opened and restless ghosts are free to roam among us for food and entertainment.
Throughout the day, we will have zine-making, community story-mapping, and other interactive activities hosted and facilitated by Chinatown Today and various artists in the community.
When: Sunday, August 27 from 3 to 6pm
Where: Chinatown Memorial Plaza next to 105 Keefer
Want to volunteer?
We are looking for facilitators with language capacity (Canto/Mando), volunteers for set-up/take-down, and floaters! To volunteer, please DM us on instagram or fill out this form: https://forms.gle/sv872e2kxF2B81zk6.