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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ubon Candle Festival 2005, Start Ceremony at the Temple

Many people seem to forget that the festival marks Asalha Puja, the Buddha 's first discourse, and the start of the Pansaa, Rains retreat. The day begins at the temple, where the governer lights the candle, offerings are made to the monks and the sala is circumambulated.  Generally this is attended by local school childrem and local families. These photos are from 2005.