The July 12 procession around Buddha Sihing Hall was organized by Chonburi provincial and city governments, Chonburi Cultural Office, and Chonburi Young Buddhists Association.
Gov. Wichit Chatpaisit said the traditional parade was tweaked this year to adapt better to modern times.
Gov. Wichit Chatpaisit said the traditional parade was tweaked this year to adapt better to modern times. Schools were invited to help decorate candles for a competition, which was judged by parade gallery members.
Technology and Prapassorn Wittaya School won the top prize, followed by runners up from the Chonburi municipal government and Chonrat Amarung School. Chonburi Sukabot and Sathaporn schools won consolation prizes.
One of the winning entries pay homage to HM the King.
Sponsors also presented 150 scholarships to primary and secondary school children. Schools participating in the parade also received 2,000 baht each.
Finally, 140 candles were presented and donated to temples throughout the province. Fifty were given to temples in Pattaya’s Banglamung District, 62 to temples in Sriracha, 20 in Sattahip, 14 in Nong Yai, 52 to central Chonburi and the rest to other provincial districts.