Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Rain Spirits over the Jungle - Laos


Laotian Rainmaking rituals during the 3rd day of Songkran. All tribes gather to the temple for the celebrations. Alms will be offered to the Buddhist Monks who will share them with the Akhas, an animist ethnic group.

Irritating the Spirits of the Sky sometimes can be more useful than pleasing them. This is because only when the Spirits get upset the rain starts to pour... This video shows a particular way to carry out Rainmaking practises by shooting rockets to the clouds.