This morning our human went for a hike in the nearby forest reserve.
Approaching the car park, there was an empty parking spot with a black kitten lurking nearby.
That black kitten was hungry.
It then dawned on our human that yesterday, Saturday, was the 'Hungry Ghost Festival'.
Excerpt from Wikipedia:
"The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, is a traditional
Buddhist and Taoist festival held in certain Asian countries. According to the Chinese calendar, the Ghost Festival is on the 15th night of the seventh month.
In Chinese culture, the fifteenth day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar is called Ghost Day and the seventh month in general is regarded as the Ghost Month, in which ghosts and spirits, including those of the deceased ancestors, come out from the lower realm.
On the fifteenth day the realms of Heaven and Hell and the realm of the living
are open and both Taoists and Buddhists would perform rituals to transmute
and absolve the sufferings of the deceased."
Well, that black kitten had a full belly and no, it did not lap up those beers!