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Taiwan Taipei funeral burning ritual and paper gifts for the dead

During special occasions like funerals, death anniversaries or Ghost Month the Taiwanese cremate spiritual currency and meaningful paper replicas which they believe become real in their ancestors’ afterlife. Today, the ancient tradition has turned into a lucrative business. Parallel with the society’s thirst for modern knickknack, the spirits too will receive anything from phones to sports cars, and from sophisticated villas to custom-made gifts.