Spirit money for our ancestors

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At our friend’s annual Tet (Vietnamese New Year) party — bursting with Vietnamese food (including Pho and Gỏi cuốn), drink, and boisterous camaraderie — we burn spirit money to insure our ancestors are well-taken care of and stay well-disposed to those of us still on the earthly plane.

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới!

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One Response to Spirit money for our ancestors

  1. mhorvich says:

    Interesting to think, even though I am one for ceremony and tradition, that our ancestors need money where they are to remain well taken care of. I prefer to offer them my thanks and gratitude. But maybe I will include the money in my “Leaving/Arriving Ceremony.”

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