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Graveyard comes to life with movies for ancestors


A foundation in Phichit province offered its annual treat to spirits on Chinese New Year -- by showing movies at an outdoor location for ancestors.

  Graveyard comes to life with movies for ancestors

Phichit Samakkee Kusolsathan Songkror Foundation showed the movies at a Chinese graveyard on Friday as part of Chinese New Year celebrations when dead spirits are believed to return home – from heaven and hell – to receive offerings from their living relatives.

 

The graveyard in Muang district is owned by the foundation. The event has been organised for over 50 years on the same occasion.

  Graveyard comes to life with movies for ancestors

The movies showed this year included the Forbidden Kingdom (2008) and the Rundown (2003).

 

Booncherd Kulkram, the outdoor movie organiser, said that he had been screening movies for the dead since he was very young and only an employee. He added that this activity was fading away from Thai local carnivals.

 

Published : February 13, 2021

By : THE NATION