Baci Blessing Ceremony

Traditional Laos Baci Ceremony

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Baci, meaning ‘calling of the soul,’ is an important ceremony practised in Lao culture. It’s used to celebrate important events and occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, funerals, birthdays, and more. For the ceremony, we organise everything for you. Our booking is flexible, so the ceremony can take place any day of the week, all year long.

Experience Highlights

Relax and let us organise everything

Experience a traditional Lao blessing ceremony

Price includes the blessing ceremony, thread tie, food, & general organisation

The ceremony, Sou Khuan, means ‘spirit enhancing or calling of the soul’

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Trip Details

Overview of Your Experience


$200 per ceremony


Every day, all year

Meeting point

NamKhan Project office in the city centre


2 hours

Group size

Minimum 4, maximum 10


  • Thread tie
  • Flowers
  • Food offering
  • Preparation/set up of the event
  • Organisation
  • Blessing chanting ceremony

Not included

We offer and will discuss food/drink in the price but any extras will not be included.

What to bring

Camera, mosquito repellent, long sleeved shirt & pants

Traditional Lao Blessing Ceremony

The Baci is a Lao ceremony used to celebrate a special event or landmark in one’s life. We can organise a ceremony for you and your group for a number of different occasions. It can be for anything from weddings, homecomings, leaving parties, birthdays, or any of the annual Laos festivals. The Baci ceremony is a popular celebration for every corner of Laos. The term most commonly used for the ceremony is ‘Sou Khuan’, which means ‘spirit enhancing’ or ‘calling of the soul’ and is intended to attract beneficial influences to its recipients. It works by bringing them back to one or more of the 32 souls (‘khouan’) that each human being possesses, according to the traditional Lao belief. The Baci ceremony can take place any day of the week and all year long, preferably before noon or before sunset.

Let us organise your very own personal Baci ceremony at NamKhan Project surrounded by the Donkeo village chief and its inhabitants. Our community is committed to welcoming you as a member of the family.

Important note: long sleeves and pants are both mandatory for the blessing ceremony.

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