Monday, 20 October 2008

Tak Bat Thewo Festival

Tak Bat Thewo Festival also known as the Merit Making Day. This festival is usually held on the new moon in the eleventh lunar month, around October of every year in Amphoe Mueang Songkhla. The festivity would start one day before the actual day to wrap a large cloth around the top of the Chedi on Khao Tang Kuan.

Hundreds of monks residing within the Muang district walk down the steps from the top of Khao Sakaekrang to accept food offerings from Buddhist devotees who gather in the ground of the temple. Late in the morning monks travelling by boat from other temples in Songkhla would proceed along the waterfront so the Buddhist can offer alms and pull their boats along. Such acts are considered highly merited.

The fair is based on the traditional belief that the Lord Buddha on one occasion returned to earth from heaven and has been held in Uthai Thani since ancient times.

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