Tag Archives: Rituals


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 »