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Zodiac color

What is the color for your Zodiac sign?

Color is a perception of how we see various wavelengths of light, but it has also held significant, sacred meaning since the beginning of human civilization. Color pigments like blue used to be as valuable...
by Anna Bennington on January 29, 2018
Strength, Wisdom and Enlightenment: Understanding Elephants in Thai Culture

Strength, Wisdom and Enlightenment: Understanding Elephants in Thai Culture

The importance of the elephant in Thai culture and society dates back thousands of years, and is still closely tied to Thailand’s image today. Elephants are stunning animals, and their grace and strength have made...
by Anna Bennington on January 14, 2018
Do Buddhists Celebrate Christmas?

Do Buddhists Celebrate Christmas?

For Buddhists, especially those living in the western world, the holidays are a time of year when they’re often asked if they celebrate Christmas. While it might seem like the answer is obvious, in reality...
by Anna Bennington on December 22, 2017
Thai Reflexology: Discover Its Origins and Healing Powers

Thai Reflexology: Discover Its Origins and Healing Powers

At Hippie Pants we are always working to educate and promote every aspect of Thailand, beyond just the clothes that we sell. Thailand is a major destination for those seeking alternative healing and health benefits,...
by Anna Bennington on September 13, 2017
Temples at your fingertips: the iconic Thai temples on baht coins

Temples at your fingertips: the iconic Thai temples on baht coins

People are, more than ever, focused on money. Our focus on the value of money can be so great that we fail to recognize the elaborate art and symbolism that each monetary note represents to...
by Anna Bennington on January 17, 2017
What do Thai hand gestures mean?

What do Thai hand gestures mean?

When traveling in a different country, one should always try to familiarize ourselves with some basics around the culture. Cultural differences will always exist, but you can try to avoid accidentally offending someone by learning...
by Hippie Pants on December 01, 2016

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