Roles of the calendrical rites and traditions of Mon's life at Wangka Village, Sangkhlaburi District, Kanchanaburi Province

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Netnapa Worawong
Poramin Jaruworn

Abstract

This article aimed to study the roles of the calendrical rites and traditions of Mon's life at Wangka Village, Sangkhlaburi District, Kanchanaburi Province. The data were collected by field studies and observation interview recording during 2019-2021. The results of the study revealed that Mon people at Wangka Village have migrated to Thailand for more than 70 years. There are traditions throughout the year that reflect Mon ethnic identities as Buddhists and strong worshipers of spirits. Such rituals have shaped the patterns of life and are mechanisms for inheriting Mon culture from the past to the present. Moreover, Mon rituals perform several roles in the establishment of identity, collective memory, and ethnic consciousness; in social order training, socialization, and maintenance of social behavioral patterns; and in the creation of enjoyment and individual mental stability of Mon diaspora. These roles reflect the importance of traditions in relation to ethnic consciousness and adaptation when settling in Thailand.

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Worawong, N., & Jaruworn, P. . (2022). Roles of the calendrical rites and traditions of Mon’s life at Wangka Village, Sangkhlaburi District, Kanchanaburi Province. Interdisciplinary Research Review, 17(2), 37–42. Retrieved from https://ph02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jtir/article/view/245725
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