November has been a month of baby bacis and wedding parties. A Baci is ritual used to celebrate important events and occasions, like births and marriages and also entering the monkhood, departing, returning, beginning a new year. It involves chanting by an elder and tying strings around a person’s wrist to preserve good luck, and has become a national custom.
Two teachers have had babies in recent times and last weekend we all joined together on Saturday night for a wedding. It is getting a little cold this time of year in November but with a light jacket we found the weather pleasant and enjoyed the celebration.