Sard Thai & Tesana Mahachati Ceremony

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Date & Time
Sunday, September 16
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Chanting, offering alms to the monks, and sermon
  • Traditional Thai dance and music performance
  • Please bring pictures or names of your friends, family who has passed away for the chant blessing.

Sard Thai Day is traditional Thai annual merit making celebration, held on the new moon at the end of the tenth lunar month of the Thai Buddhist calendar (usually in September).

Sard Thai is observed by devoted families to dedicate merit and honors to their deceased ancestors. Sard Thai is a time to remember those relatives with prayers, Buddhist rituals, and merit making on their behalf.

Tesana Mahachati is the traditional sermon about the previous life of the Buddha. In this ceremony, there are many traditional elements, such as an invitation for the prince Vesantara to return to town and more. During this Buddhist festival, the monks give a sermon of 13 chapters (Kans) of the Vessantara Jataka, accompanied by rituals and cultural performances.

“Wetsandon Chadok” Image Gallery

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Please carpool, parking spaces limited, use designated parking area only. See parking location here.

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