The Kathina ceremony and Loy Krathong Festival will be held this year on Saturday and Sunday, November 5-6, at Wat Buddhanusorn. We warmly invite you to join us in celebrating this special event.
On Sunday, September 6, 2022, The Royal Kathina Robes graciously offered by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua of Thailand through the temple representatives to bring to Wat Buddhanusorn, Fremont, California.
Kathina is the embroidery frame used in sewing robes which, in the past, were collected from rags since cloth was not as plentiful as it is nowadays. Buddhists regard the Thot Kathina ceremony as an effective form of merit-making. Once in a lifetime, everyone looks forward to having an opportunity to be the sponsor of a Kathina ceremony for the monks.
Loy Krathong is one of the most beautiful and popular festivals in Thailand. This event takes place on the full moon in November. Loy Krathong means floating on lotus-shaped banana leaf vessels. The Krathong usually contains a candle, incense sticks, and fresh flowers. People in Thailand believe that the Krathong carries away bad luck and brings good fortune in life. Most importantly, it is the best time to worship the Buddha and to be joyful as the rainy season is nearing its end.
- Chanting, offering alms to the monks, offering the Kathina to the monks
- Meditation, sermons, and sharing merit, Loy Krathong activities
- Thai Traditional Dance and Music performance by the student of Wat Buddhanusorn
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Contact: Wat Buddhanusorn
Phone: (510) 790-2294
Please carpool, parking spaces are limited, and use designated parking areas only. **Please do not park on neighborhood streets.