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Songkran Festival "Thai New Year Day"

Event Date & Time
Sat, Apr 9, 2022 - Sun, Apr 10, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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DATE & TIME

Event Dates: Saturday-Sunday, April 9-10
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Wat Buddhanusorn


DETAILS

“Songkran” is considered the Traditional New Year of Thailand. The Temple celebrates this day with many traditional activities and beautiful ceremonies.

The day will begin with community members making offerings in the Main Buddha Hall (Sanghadana). This is followed by the monks walking on a ceremonial alms round in the central courtyard of the temple.

Students of Wat Buddhanusorn Sunday School will showcase Thai culture with traditional classical dance and music performances. There will also be the traditional “watering” of Buddha images, monks, and elders as a way to show respect, express our gratitude, and receive their blessings.

ACTIVITIES

  • Chanting, meal offerings to the monks
  • Alms Giving Ceremony
  • Traditional “Fish & Birds Release” ceremony
  • Watering” of Buddha image, monks, and elders

SCHEDULE

DAY 1: Saturday, April 11

Time Activities
10 a.m.
  • Gather in the Dhamma Hall
  • “SANGHADANA” offering,
  • Chanting & Sermon
  • Alms Giving Ceremony
11 a.m.
  • Meal offering to monks
  • Public lunch gathering
  • Thai music & dance performances by Students of Wat Buddhanusorn Sunday School
1:30 p.m. Traditional “Fish Release” ceremony at Quarry Lakes Park, Fremont

 

DAY 2: Sunday, April 12

Time Activities
10 a.m.
  • Gather in the Dhamma Hall
  • “SANGHADANA” offering,
  • Chanting & Sermon
  • Alms Giving Ceremony
11 a.m.
  • Meal offering to monks
  • Public lunch gathering
  • Traditional “Bird Release” ceremony
  • Thai music & dance performances by Students of Wat Buddhanusorn Sunday School
2 p.m.
  • Traditional “Watering” of Buddha image, monks, and elders


PARKING

Please carpool; parking spaces are limited, and only use the designated parking area. **Please do not park on neighborhood streets.

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