Thailand is a country known for its Buddhist culture, as around 94% of its population practices Theravada Buddhism, followed by approximately 4.8% Muslims, 0.7% Christians, and 0.5% others. Buddhist monks are highly respected in Thailand, and their livelihoods are guaranteed by the Thai government.
Theravada Buddhism itself believes in traditional cultures such as ancestral spirits and spirits from nature that are incorporated into the Buddhist cosmology. Thai Buddhist communities usually pray in temples, one of which is Wat Phra Kaew. They also prepare offerings of food and drinks for the spirits in their homes because they believe that there are living spirits that protect their homes. By making offerings to the spirits, they believe that their lives will improve and bring good luck.
Conversely, if they make the spirits unhappy, their lives will become chaotic.