Posts Tagged ‘kwan’

Baci, A Lao Tradition in Northeast Thailand

baciThe Baci is performed regularly through the towns and villages in Isaan Over the years I have taken part in hundreds of these. The ceremony is in NO way Buddhist. The Maw Pawn is usually a village elder and occasionally an ex monk. I most enjoy watching the old ladies assembling the Pa Kwan before the ceremony. Over the years I have seen the Ceremony turned into a money making event, used by certain monasteries and organizations, that is not the correct implementation of the baci. The Lao Heritage Foundation offers the best I have seen and I will reproduce it here and you can go to their site for more information.

The Baci Ceremony Definition:
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Beuang sawang at wat phra choeng chum, sakon nakhon, thailand

when the racket first started I thought it was practice for the birthday celebration of HRH The Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, born 28 July 1952. They have been anouncing over the PA system that there will be a big ceremony tomorrow the day before his birthday at the temple

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Beuang sawang at wat phra choeng chum, sakon nakhon, thailand

baci isaan style early 2006

click on the title to visit the lao heritage site from which authored the body of this post. I am often asked about the Baci in Isaan and often hear some quite twisted explanations

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baci isaan style early 2006