Ancestor Money (also known as Joss Paper) is a kind of necessary offering item often burned during certain festivals, prayers, or worships as a offer to those passed on. It is most commonly seen during the Hungry Ghost month, every corner in the world where Chinese existed, there will be the burning of ancestors money for the loafing and homeless souls.
The history of Ancestor Money started since the Northern and Southern dynasties of China (420-589 years), the tradition of burning ancestor money has been passed down and practiced for more than 1500 years.
Not only for the family and friends who'd passed away, it has been used as a offering to worship certain gods, to pray for luck, wealth and well being. Through time, the tradition has slight difference where nowadays people are burning printed money-like Ancestor Money, however the original traditional Joss Paper is always the best Ancestor Money to burn for.