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Where Are The Rainmakers? | Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world

Southeast Asia is a treasure trove of many cultures. The region’s rich diversity can be seen in many of its time-honored cultures and traditions but many of these are rarely observed these days.

In the midst of progress and modernity, the least we can do now is to preserve the legacies of our past and learn from how these have contributed to our evolution as a group of independent nations that are still bound by common traditions and beliefs.

Made up mainly of agricultural communities, Southeast Asian countries are mostly reliant on the arrival of rain as livelihoods depend on farming.

In the past, and even now in some areas, local farmers perform rituals to ask for favours from nature and the spirits. Water and rain are essential to sustaining the lives and livelihoods of farmers.

As such, traditional rainmaking rituals – from the most mundane to the most unusual – have also…

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