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CUSTOM

A THAI VALUE WHICH IS CLOSELY AKIN TO THE CHINESE CONCEPT OF
"SAVING FACE" IS THAT OF PRING CHAI, THE DESIRE TO BE HUMBLE,
RESPECTFUL AND CONSIDERATE. THIS CUSTOM IS VERY STRONG IN
THAILAND.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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THE SPIRIT WATCHES

IN SMALL VILLAGES OF THAILAND, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE SPIRIT
OF SOME NATIVE OF THAT TOWN STILL WATCHES OVER IT, PROTECTING
THE TOWN FROM EVIL, THE SPIRIT MAKES HIMSELF KNOWN BY
APPEARING TO A FEW OF THE VILLAGERS, MAKING HIS AUTHENTICITY BY
TELLING THE VILLAGERS THEIR LIFE HISTORY IN ITS' ENTIRETY.
THIS HAS ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN MANY CASES, AND NO EXPLANATION
CAN BE GIVEN OF A NATURAL SORT.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
SPEECH -- Extra Corporal Means of Communication

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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THAI PROVERB

NEVER TRUST A COBRA, AN ELEPHANT IN HEAT, OR A LOVING WIFE

Where learned: THAILAND

Keyword(s): EPIGRAMS

James Callow Keyword(s): REPTILE ANIMALS ; SUSPICION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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INDEX OF TAPE 750002, SIDE A

PRONUNCIATION OF NAME
WHERE I LIVE IN THAILAND
GAMES
COUNTING OUT
HIDE AND SEEK
CAN'T PLAY AT NIGHT (TABU)
MEASURING AND COUNTING TIME
ONOMATOPEIA
FEEDING MONKS
MORE ABOUT TIME
GAMES AGAIN
COPS AND ROBBERS
GOALS
HIDING OBJECTS
KITE' FLYING AND KITE FIGHTS
HIDING THE DOLL LIKE A TISKET-A-TRASKET

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Racing Chasing Fighting
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Racing Chasing Fighting
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
SPEECH -- S563

Date learned: 00001960S

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INDEX OF TAPE 750002 SIDE B

BROOM
LUCK
THE NUMBER 9 AND 3
OMEN
DREAMS
THROWING TEETH AND BURYING TEETH TO MAKE THEM GROW
LEFT AND RIGHT
LENGTH OF TOES AS OMENS OF PARENTS' DEATH
FINGERS THAT RINGS ARE WORN ON
WIZARDS
BLACK CAT
ONOMATOPOETIC
FLOATING THE WATER LILY FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 22 OF EVERY YEAR

Where learned: THAILAND

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC FOR TEETH AND TOES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September 22
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress HandsFeet
BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
SPEECH -- Onomatopoeia

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INDEX OF 7-INCH REEL OF THAI FESTIVALS AND CUSTOMS

FLOATING WATER LILY FESTIVAL, THAI NEW YEAR CELEBRATION (APRIL 13)
BURPING AFTER MEALS IN NORTHERN THAILAND
THAI HARVEST FESTIVAL (ONE-SART)
RAINING SEASON FESTIVAL (BUDDHIST LENT,
ACTUALLY MORE LIKE MARDI GRAS)
EATING HABITS IN THAILAND, CELEBRATION OF BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES,
WEDDINGS, AND FUNERALS IN THAILAND

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April 13
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September 22
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F646
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001960S

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CAT TROUBLE

IN THAILAND, WHEN A BLACK CAT CROSSES ONES'S PATH, IT IS AN
INDICATION THAT THE PERSON IS GOING TO MEET UP WITH A GHOST.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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CUSTOM

IF A THAI ARRIVES AS A GUEST IN THE HOME, HE FIRST ASKS THE SPIRIT
FOR PERMISSION AND PROTECTION BEFORE HE CAN SLEEP IN THE HOME. IF
HE DOES NOT FOLLOW THIS TRADITION IT IS BELIEVED THAT HIS SLEEP WILL
BE DISTURBED WITH NIGHTMARES, WHILE THE SPIRIT SITS ON HIS CHEST AND
MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR THE SLEEPER TO BREATHE. IN THE MORNING
THE GUEST VISITS THE SPIRIT HOUSE TO ASK FOR A SAFE JOURNEY.

Where learned: THAILAND

Keyword(s): HOST GUEST ; INCUBUS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Supernatural Being

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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THAI SAYING

THREE DAYS FROM " NOREE " THERE WILL BE
ANOTHER (IMPLICATION OF THE FICKLE NATURE OF WOMEN).

Where learned: THAILAND

Keyword(s): SEX ; WOMEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Human Being
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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THAIS ARE TAUGHT TO CONSIDER CERTAIN PARTS OF THE BODY AS MORE SACRED
THAN OTHERS. THE FEET ARE THE LEAST SACRED AND IT IS NOT COURTEOUS
TO SPRAWLOR SIT WITH LEGS ELEVATED AND POINTED AT A THAI.

Submitter comment: PERHAPS THE GREATEST INSULT THAT A PERSON CAN DIRECT TO A THAI
IS TO POINT HIS FOOT AT A THAI'S HEAD.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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CUSTOMS

THE THAI BELIEVE THAT THE HUMAN HEAD IS A SACRED PART OF THE BODY.
IT IS THE DWELLING PLACE OF THE "KHWAN" OR SOUL.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT
TOUCH THE HEAD OR SHOULDERS OF A THAI.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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THE SPIRIT WATCHES

IN SMALL VILLAGES OF THAILAND, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE SPIRIT
OF SOME NATIVE OF THAT TOWN WHO HAD DIED LONG AGO STILL WATCHES OVER
THE TOWN, PROTECTING IT FROM EVIL. THE SPIRIT OF THIS PERSON MAKES
HIMSELF KNOWN BY APPEARING TO A FEW OF THE VILLAGERS, PROVING HIS
AUTHENTICITY BY TELLING PEOPLE
THEIR LIFE HISTORY IN ITS ENTIRETY.
THIS HAS ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN MANY CASES, AND NO EXPLANATION
CAN BE GIVEN OF A NATURAL SORT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: THAILAND

Keyword(s): Legend ; SPIRIT ; SUPERSTITION ; THAILAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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FLOAT YOUR BAD LUCK AWAY (COLLECTOR,S TITLE) ; CONVERSION; FLOATING FESTIVAL (CLASSIFIER,S TITLE)

IN THAILAND, WHEN EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE GOING WRONG FOR A PERSON,
HE MAKES A LITTLE BOAT OUT OF BANANA SKIN INTO WHICH HE STANDS
A CANDLE.
WHEN HE PUTS THIS LITTLE BOAT INTO THE RIVER, HE ASKS THAT
ALL THE BAD LUCK HE HAS SEEMED TO HAVE ACQUIRED BE CARRIED BY THIS
BOAT TO THE OCEAN.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Conversions P883.1

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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THAI OMEN

IN THAILAND IT IS CONSIDERED A GOOD OMEN IF A
GUEST ARRIVES ON A RAINY DAY.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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MANY THAI CUSTOMS ARE OF A RELIGIOUS NATURE. SHOES ARE
ALWAYS REMOVED BEFORE ENTERING A TEMPLE. MANY RELIGIOUS
SHRINES ARE OPEN ONLY TO THE BUDDHISTS. PHOTOGRAPHY
ON SACRED GROUND IS PROHIBITED.

Where learned: THAILAND ; STATIONED IN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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In Thailand it is custom to save your cooked rice
in a special container. When using it some
should always be left on the bottom for a rainy
day, meaning that your family would never go
hungry.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00001960S

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Fireworks were invented and used in Thailand to
bring rain. The louder and bigger the fireworks
were, the more rain the gods were supposed to
send them.

Submitter comment: This is still very much believed by the people
and still practiced.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Gods
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00001960S

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When you're eating a whole fish that still has
the bone in it, you should only pick the meat
from one side. To get at the other side you
should break the bone, remove it, and then
continue eating. If you flip the fish over to
get at the other side, your boat will flip the
next time you go fishing.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: Observation
Favorites
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force
BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

Date learned: 00001960S

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To hear a crow cawing is to foretell death.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00001960S

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