Baci Ceremony (Laos) Reviews
Description:The traditional Baci ceremony in Laos.
Newest Review: ... the ceremony sits cross legged in front of the pha kwan and he is called a maw pawn or mohkwan or mor phon. The maw pawn is usually an elderly man, often an ex monk and he chants the sort of poetry during the ceremony. The maw pawn also knows the auspicious days when it is best to hold a Baci ceremony and that is worked out by using the lunar phases. Around the pha kwan were a couple of ... more
Customer Baci Ceremony (Laos) Reviews (1)
by - written on 18/05/12 (Very useful, 156 readings)
Baci Ceremony, Vientiane We were invited to take part in our own Baci Ceremony while we were in Vientiane. Prior to our own ceremony I knew nothing about what happened or why they had the ceremonies. In Laos a Baci ceremony is carried out for both sad and happy events so it might be for a marriage, a birth of a child, a funeral/death, a welcome home, before or after major exams and before a long journey could all be reasons for a Baci ceremony. There is no specific day or time for a Baci ceremony but just before noon or sunset appears to be a preferred time. The idea of the ceremony is a calling of the soul or in Laos "su kwan" ... Read the complete review