City prepares for Buddhist Lent celebration

Friday, 29 June 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 26 By  Warunya Thongrod

Pattaya officials have begun preparations for this year’s Buddhist Lent commemorations, planning for the latest editions of the traditional candle contest and parade.

Permanent Secretary Pakorn Sukhonthachat chaired this year’s meeting at city hall June 20. He said this year’s commemoration would take place July 31 and will run the entirety of Beach Road.

Representatives from various agencies in Pattaya meet in conference room 231 at City Hall. Representatives from various agencies in Pattaya meet in conference room 231 at City Hall.

Judges for the parade will be stationed in front of Central Festival Pattaya Beach and Royal Garden Plaza. Traffic will be restricted to one lane on the busy thoroughfare from 1-3 p.m.

Pakorn encouraged everyone to participate in the contest and parade, even if just to come out and watch. Those interested in entering the candle contest should contact the Religion, Art and Culture Promotion Office at 038-253-100 ext 3327.

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