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Sunday, July 22, 2007

'Phi Ta Khon' Festival - Day 3 of 3

Day 3 was one of sober sermons and business almost as usual. The activities at the temple were only attended by the older village folk, presumably without work and family demands. The 'vihan' where the sermons were still being conducted was filled with elderly ladies in white blouses and traditional 'phaa sin', or silk tubeskirts, with baskets containing ceremonial accessories such as flowers and candles.

Meanwhile, some businesses were open and we even found a souvenir shop available to fill our last minute needs for t-shirts etc.

Alas, the town had successfully exorcised the spirits and insured a prosperous and fertile new year.

See our special collection of masks, 'palad khik' and costumes, and make one of these unique creations part of your own collection.

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