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Code

HAB-92-2015163331

Date

2019 April 29

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Photo by Prasit Siri/Youthgroup of Huay Hin Lad Nai 

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University

Chiang Mai University

Location

Huay Hin Lad Nai Community Chiang Rai
Thailand
19° 17' 45.6144" N, 99° 22' 44.3028" E
TH

Title

‘Hliang-Phi Jaothi’

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Each time when Hin Lad Nai villagers work on their farmland – either alone or with their friends and families, they usually practice the ceremony called ‘Hliang-Phi Jaothi’. In Hliang-Phi Jaothi they offer some of their food to the guardian spirit or ‘Phi Jaothi’ before having lunch.  In practicing the ceremony, they first prepare some food on banana leaves, they pray and call on Phi Jaothi to eat the food. The eldest man from each household does this this process. He holds the rice pack (made from banana leaves), and lays it on stump before squatting down and praying. In this manner they show their respect for the forest’s sacred spirits, as well as their farmland. 

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