Kho Mu ethnic people,festival,pray for bumper crop

Kho Mu ethnic people sing and dance during the festival

Kho Mu ethnic people,festival,pray for bumper crop

Kho Mu ethnic people join one another in their traditional dance

Kho Mu ethnic people,festival,pray for bumper crop


Villagers hand their rice seedlings to local shaman

Kho Mu ethnic people,festival,pray for bumper crop


Local shaman performs a ritual to make offerings to gods

Kho Mu ethnic people,festival,pray for bumper crop


Ritual to pay gratitude to the god of the soil, who is believed to protect the villagers from bad luck, often takes place in rice fields

Kho Mu ethnic people,festival,pray for bumper crop


Shaman and locals prepare for rituals

Kho Mu ethnic people,festival,pray for bumper crop


Kho Mu women carry a necessary item in crop-praying festival, bamboo stick, which is used by the shaman to predict whether the gods accept the villagers’ request

Kho Mu ethnic people,festival,pray for bumper crop

Kho Mu ethnic people,festival,pray for bumper crop


Villagers prepare necessary items for offering to the gods and ancestors

Kho Mu ethnic people,festival,pray for bumper crop


The offering ritual often takes place at the house of the village’s shaman

Kho Mu ethnic people,festival,pray for bumper crop 

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