Share my root & culture on #amplifyYOURhistory
As I'm originally sea gypsy kid or know as ethnic group -
Urak Lawoi/Orang Laut
Urak Lawoi settle down first place at Koh Lanta,South Thailand...where I was born,
Then spread to Phuket- Phanga-Satun in other island of South,Thailand
In June & November every year is the ritual & ceremony called "Loy Rua" (พิธีลอยเรือ)
We made boat crafted from wood,dry leafs and decorated with colorful flowers
the boat represent as our spiritual form to travel between this world and other dimension,
We carried crafted boat around the village put them on the beach and celebrated by play tradition music called "Ronggeng" (original from Javanese,Indonesia) consists of Rammana (percussion), Thon (percussion) and Violin
Within high tone singing of women mostly;
In the morn next day,we bring crafted boat to release at the middle of the ocean,
as we believed crafted boat must carried unlucky and bad things for us - release and sail it in the middle of nowhere,
and if crafted boat get back to the shore that means big bad luck to our village.... Now a days all these ritual have been changed by civilization,
The youth don't appreciated their own culture anymore,
but i always look for a chance to introduce my culture to someone somehow...
tries to keep it going and passed to the others... My dad will be happy - I will be return to my homeland soon as well as I appreciated it.
to get a chance for me to shout out.
p.s sorry for my broken Eng. version
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