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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Heet sipsong, the 12 traditions in Isaan 7th month June

Duan Jeht or the seventh month (June) is the month for celebrating Boon Sumha or sometimes called Boon Berk Bahn. The tradition involves the cleaning of their house and homes and invite Buddhist monks to perform sermons and merit making. Rituals to evict evil spirits and ghosts are performed and sacred holy water is sprinkled throughout the house. Villagers will start their planting of rice sprouts and prepare their farms and fields.