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National Office of Buddhism forbidding all monks from performing superstitious rituals on ‘Luk Thep’ or ‘Child Angel’ dolls.

National Office of Buddhism forbidding all monks from performing superstitious rituals on ‘Luk Thep’ or ‘Child Angel’ dolls.

The National Office of Buddhism yesterday issued an announcement forbidding all monks from performing ‘Plook Sek’ superstitious rituals on ‘Luk Thep’ or ‘Child Angel’ dolls. Violating the order could result in…

Temple puts up ‘No Ritual’ performance notice amid child angel fever

Temple puts up ‘No Ritual’ performance notice amid child angel fever

The popular Buakwan temple in Nonthaburi today put up a sign announcing the halting of the performance of Buddhism ritual for the “child angels” after many people flocking the temple…

Child angel blessing ritual under watch by police

Child angel blessing ritual under watch by police

As adoption of “child angel” doll is becoming a fever for many Thais of various professions, the police now are keeping close watch on some Buddhist temples which are performing…

Senior students humiliate freshmen in hazing rituals by setting fire to their buttocks

Senior students humiliate freshmen in hazing rituals by setting fire to their buttocks

Senior students at an unknown vocational college have an unusual method of welcoming freshmen students to higher education: they humiliate them by setting fire to their buttocks. Thai social networks…

Religious devotees slash themselves with swords and pierce their cheeks at the vegetarian festival

Religious devotees slash themselves with swords and pierce their cheeks at the vegetarian festival

Nobody is completely sure where the origins of the extreme rituals that take place at the vegetarian festival  in Phuket that lasts for the first nine days of the ninth…