Songkran Festival “Thai New Year Day”

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Songkran Festival "Thai New Year Day"

When

Sat, Apr 15, 2023 - Sun, Apr 16, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where

Wat Buddhanusorn
36054 Niles Blvd. , Fremont, CA, 94536

Event Type

DATE & TIME

Event Dates: Saturday-Sunday, April 15-16
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.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 ceremonial alms around 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

DAY 1: Saturday, April 15

  • Sutta chanting
  • “SANGHADANA” offering
  • Alms Giving Ceremony
  • Meal offering to monks
  • Public lunch gathering
  • Traditional “Watering” of the buddha image
  • Thai music & dance performances by Students of Wat Buddhanusorn Sunday School

DAY 2: Sunday, April 16

  • Sutta chanting
  • “SANGHADANA” offering
  • Alms Giving Ceremony
  • Meal offering to monks
  • Public lunch gathering
  • Traditional “Bird Release” ceremony
  • Traditional “Watering” of Buddha image, monks, and elders
  • Thai music & dance performances by Students of Wat Buddhanusorn Sunday School

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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