The event hosted a brahmin to conduct the ritual and was attended by Ambassador Kristie Kenney, Thai embassy staff, and some US employees. The ceremony involved a display of fruit and food to the spirit house with incense and prayers by the brahmin. The Ambassador participated in many of the rituals and all attendees were later invited to place incense and make a wish.
It was a very interesting experience and a great cultural learning opportunity.
|The Embassy spirit house.|
|Arrangement of food and traditional candy.|
|Brahmin performing the prayers for the ceremony.|
|Assistants to the brahmin. They played music and helped distribute incense for the ceremony.|