Phi ta Khon Festival – Thailand’s Answer to Halloween

Costumed figure at Phi ta Khon Festival in Dan Sai Loei Province Thailand

Picture thousands of people dressed up as monsters, roaming the streets of a tiny village in northeastern Thailand. Giant ears, huge hooked noses, and foot-long spiked teeth sprout from their masks. Their chin-to-toe costumes are sewn from scraps of cloth into a kaleidoscopic patchwork of colors. Many carry wooden truncheons shaped into phallic symbols. Others … Read more