Month of the Ghosts

If you can offer this lot of food to the ghosts, you either own a grocery, or you are one of the people who have become rich first (Deng Xiaoping, unsourced) in mainland China. August is Ghost Month (鬼月) in China and elsewhere, and contrary to popular belief, it may actually be a safe month to travel, because all the superstitious thugs are staying indoors. Maybe.

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