CANCELLED – Songkran Festival – April 11-12 (2 days event)

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Due to new guidance from Alameda County regarding social distancing, we reevaluated our upcoming event and decided it would be the best decision to cancel the Songkran Festival event on both Saturday-Sunday, April 11-12, 2020

 

DATE & TIME

Event Dates: Saturday-Sunday, April 11-12
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 offering 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 limited, use designated parking area only. **Please do not park on neighboorhood streets.

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