A great number of lay people will be gathering at their local temples to pay their respects, make merit, perform the Tak Bat Dhevo ceremony and place steamed rice wrapped in coconut palm leafs, called “kao tom hang”, into monks’ alms bowls. Other religious ceremonies will also take place at local temples.
High ranking police officials told Pattaya Mail that since this is a religious holiday, it is against the law to serve alcohol on this day. Restaurants, bars and entertainment venues are allowed to remain open, but must not serve alcohol of any kind on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
Also, it would be good to prepare for heavy traffic this weekend, through the holiday, much like last weekend.