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photoblog image Village Funeral #4

Village Funeral #4

The funeral procession enters the temple grounds.

Village Funeral #4

The funeral procession enters the temple grounds.

comments (6)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Feb 2016, 06:55
I like the lack of solemnity, which certainly here in the UK, is often rather forced
Ray: Thai up-country funerals tend to be good-humoured events, Chris.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Feb 2016, 07:14
I like the feeling of community at this village funeral and the vibrant colours - here in Germany black is dominant at such an occasion.
Ray: Most of the Village people attended this funeral, Philine, and, as the family is rather poor, the community acted with great generosity to ensure the funeral party was not underdone.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Feb 2016, 07:41
Both Chris and Philine make good points. The facet that the whole village seems to join makes for a celebration of the person's life.
Ray: I think that is about right, Alan...a celebration of the person's life, and passing to the next life, according to Thai culture.
I quite like this colourful procession Ray. Not a sad one as we use to have here!
Ray: It is very dynamic, too, Richard...noisy, lots of dancing, kids chasing after coins and candies that are being thrown...that sort of thing.
You captured another photographer too.
Ray: Yup! There is often "competition" these days, Mary.
Looks as though the whole village must have turned out for this one, Ray!

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