The seventh lunar month is traditionally regarded as Ghost month and there is a salvation ceremony named Chungyuan Pu Tu.on the 15th day of the month. Henghchun Chiang Ku is a special ceremony that has been passed down for several hundred years. People compete violently for the food offerings in the Chiang gu activity, which has become the busiest scene in the Putu rite.
However, many However, many people fight and get injured during the distribution of the offings. To avoid people being hurt, a competition called “Pole climbing” was designed for competitors to get the offings that were placed on the pole canopy.
There are four poles(one in each direction) that are kept unused out of the thirty-six poles for ghosts to climb. The remaining thirty-two poles are separately given to each competing team. Each team has around twelve members. They slowly get to the canopy of the poles by standing on top of each other.
In order to climb the poles up easily, they can use ropes to remove the oil on the poles. Once they reach the top of the tower, they must climb over the “city wall” and get the winning flag to gain victory. The process of the competition is very exciting and breathtaking. It will be held impression deeply by viewers.