Tag Archives: festivals


Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival

Transcribed from my friend telling me about an event from his childhood memories.  There is a festival that happens in Vietnam in the autumn, or mid-fall. It goes according to the lunar calendar, it is on the 15th day of the 8th month, which is usually somewhere between september and october according to the western… Continue Reading »

Rave kandies and the process of trading them at festivals

Main Piece  Informant: The motto and the handshake of the community, and the code we live by is PLUR. It stands for Peace, Love, Unity, Respect. It means you’re peaceful, and not there to start shit. We gotta spread love, we gotta spread unity because we are all vibing together. Then there is respect, because… Continue Reading »

Kandi in the Rave Community

The following is a retelling of a performative event experienced by the informant:  Informant:  “ In the rave culture, that is the community and happenings surrounding EDM (electronic dance music) there are a lot of things that everyone in the community partakes in together as acts to show unity and respect. Actually, there is a… Continue Reading »

Jumping Three Times at Midnight on New Years

Piece AM: If you jump three times at midnight [on New Years] you’ll get taller. That’s what my grandparents tell me when I was little.  Interviewer: Did you do it? AM: Yeah, but did I get taller. No! I’m 5’2 still. It was just on New Years when it hits 12:00am. Interviewer: Is this a… Continue Reading »

Ghost Parties in Thailand

Informant: So, like, my family is kinda, like, the official designated ghost family in my village. And my family is from this very small, um, place, kinda outside of Chiang Mai, like 30 minutes outside of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. Um. And so my mom, even though she was adopted– so she doesn’t have… Continue Reading »