Mayor Narong Bunbancherdsri led the Aug. 16 “Thingkrajad” ceremony, which draws its origins from China. Doing good deeds for the underprivileged and making merit for souls with no living relatives clears one’s karma, he said.
Members of the Sawang Rojthummasathan Foundation donate rice and dried food to 3,999 Sattahip-area residents.
About 4,000 people turned out for the donations of rice and food, an increase from previous years. Each recipient was asked to making merit for the unfortunate dead.