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Monthly Photos

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

(The copyright belongs to the photographers.)

Phii Boo Festival in Southern Thailand

This is a snapshot of Phii Boo (spirits from Hell) Festival held by Chinese descent Thai people in Southern Thailand. When the gates of Hell open in every July of Chinese Calendar, the people present meals to treat spirits (phii) returned from Hell in front of their house, and give money to children who will parade the town dressed up as the spirits.

27 AUG 2016
Satun village, Southern Thailand
Photograph by Ryoko NISHII

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