Pleasing the Spirits

Spirits are a big part of life in Cambodia and the basic stance is to keep them happy.  First, you honor and respect the spirits of your ancestors and provide what they might need in the spirit world.  Then you placate–or buy off–the less friendly spirits.  Some spirits in this neighborhood are rather well taken care off:  they have incense above and then a cake and glasses of maybe coffee and apple juice arranged for them.