April 2017 - Asia Backpackers

April 13, 2017

Ceremony to Return a Wandering Soul

Thai people and their beliefs in multiple souls and the Basasii Ceremony   The baasii ceremony is an important part of Lao/Isaan culture, known as Baci in Lao and in Thai as บายศรี, (pronounced bai si) and su Kwan (Thai: สู่ขวัญ, pronounced: su khwan) loosely translated means “calling of the soul.”   Few people of northeast Thailand would consider[…]

April 5, 2017

Qingming Festival or Tomb-Sweeping Day in Thailand

Where whole families take the time to remember, those that they have lost and to remember, what they still have     When: 4 or 5th April each year Where: Across Thailand The Qingming or Ching Ming Festival, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day in English, is a traditional Chinese festival, held on the first day[…]

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