This year Ghost Month falls in August. In most Asian traditions, the seventh lunar month is the time when the barriers between our world and the spirit world, all but dissapear and ghosts are free to wander among us. During this month, from July 27-August 24 (Lunar seventh month)—fair warning!—avoid buying a house, getting married, moving, making big business decisions, going to funerals and visiting the sick. This isn’t just a fanciful out-of-fashion tradition in Asia. Millions of people around the world are genuinely cautious during the month when ghosts are likely to be abroad. According to ancient beliefs, the gates of hell stand open to allow ghosts to visit the living in the lunar seventh month, Ghost Month.