Mr Johnston said: “European names for this Full Moon are the Fruit Moon, as a number of fruits ripen as the end of summer approaches, and the Barley Moon from the harvesting and threshing of the barley.

“This Full Moon corresponds to the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival.

“The seventh month of the Chinese calendar is the Ghost Month and the fifteenth day of this month – a Full Moon day – is called Ghost Day, on which ghosts and spirits, including those of deceased ancestors, come out to visit the living.”

In Kerala, India, the Full Moon marks the last of Onam.

source: express.co.uk

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