On 19 Mar 23, I joined a small semi-private sacred ceremony: paying homage to the Khon mask-making ceremony teachers at Poh-Chang Academy of Arts. Thai people believe that thankfulness is the path to success. So, Artisal Khon’s mask-making school has performed the ceremony yearly since 1920. The teachers they worship are Hindu gods such as Shiva, Narada, Vishvakarma, etc., and the previous generation’s teachers. You may wonder why Thailand, a Buddhist country, worships Hindu gods like this. Thai people’s beliefs are a mixture of three central beliefs: the original belief in animism that worships spirits, and the beliefs from India, namely Hinduism and Buddhism. In this ceremony, the worship of the gurus or teachers is an ancient Thai belief, and before performing the Hindu ceremony, there is a recitation of Buddhist prayers. Hence, this ceremony is an excellent example of how the three beliefs have been blended to become a unique identity of Thailand.