- Silent Night
This is not your typical Christmas tree, it’s called a Phakhuane, which is made from fresh banana leaves, cut and folded into cone shape, and decorated with fresh flowers, and strings of white rope to tie on wrists for blessing and good luck. It is used for Baci Ceremony, and it’s for special occasions such as wedding, new born baby, moving into a new house, recovered from an illness, and in this case, a Phakhuane for my dad and I for our farewell given to us by our relatives in Laos.
Only if we could have a Baci Ceremony for this holiday season, then I would tie a white string around your wrist …may the holiday season bring happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas