In Thai language ทำบุญกระดูกบรรพบุรุษ translates to Make Ancestral Bones. Personally, I would be inclined to call it ‘Ancestral Bones Ceremony’ but I’m not going to make any bones about that, lol. Not surprisingly, this somewhat bizarre event took place during a visit to Buriram. I have to admit that before, during and after the occasion […]
It’s not street dancing as we know it, it’s not dancing in the street as we know it. This is more of a procession, a dancing procession, on the way to the neighborhood temple in Buriram, Northeast Thailand. Among the procession are members of my wife’s family, extended family and friends, and their heading to […]
A scene from a temple fair in Issan Thailand. A monk photographs a group of young girls happily posing for a friend.
So far as I know the “Yohk Chofah” (Raising the Chofah) ceremony must be performed during the construction of every Buddhist temple in Thailand. Yohk Chofah ceremony is performed when the Chofah is raised to the temple roof and secured to the gable of the roof. What is a Chofah ?, If you have ever […]