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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Buddhism Thailand 12 Traditions, the 2d Lunar month

bun khun lan (second lunar month : making merit for rice heap yard). January 8th 2012 After threshing and piling up rice in a large heap on the yard, farmers want to express their thanks to Mother Rice and ancestors for the rich product. They celebrate it after long tiring work. Monks say prayers in front of the rice heap and foods are offered to monks. Then a supposed Brahman performs the ceremony of calling rice soul. Holy water from monks and the Brahman is sprinkled upon rice yard owners, relatives. and cattle for auspiciousness. A big feast is given and they drink and sing happily.