Vientiene means to circumambulate and it is done 3 times, the triple gem, ya know..
This is one of the many wats where the monks wear store bought robes, so that's what the folks will be offering. you can see a kathin at a forest wat here. Whatever the tradition kathin is the full moon celebration of the 12th month in Thailand, and the rest of the Buddhist world. Thanks to Mahasarakham Library for the use of this video.
It is quite the celebration and I'll show you the faces and more in the photo album in a future post.