These nervous souls or pretas are spir its and reincarnated frightening creatures of those that died unluckily, which are said to cause difficulty among the living. Having these frightening creatures around is thought of as bad luck by Chinese folks. This explains why friars are called to chant verses and incantations to free these souls from bondage.
Yue Lan or Holiday of the Hungry Spooks is a great time for folks to laud the essence of the dead. Japan Japanese celebrate their own version of Halloween which they call Obon Holiday . In this time, special dishes are prepared, bright red lanterns are hung in each house and lanterns are placed floating on streams and boats. Lights are lit to show the spirits where their families could be found. Unlike in other nations, the Obon Holiday / Halloween is celebrated during July / Aug.
Korea Koreans remember the Halloween or Chusok during Aug. When you have a difficulty, you need to be content to be truthful about it. It isn't just going to look after itself by itself.