Banglamung parades for Buddhist Lent

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The event was meant to teach youngsters about Thailand’s Buddhist and cultural traditions.
The event was meant to teach youngsters about Thailand’s Buddhist and cultural traditions.

Pattaya-area civil servants, students and residents marked the start of Buddhist Lent with a traditional candle parade.

Deputy Banglamung District Chief Krittapob Penchan led the July 27 procession from Rong Po Market to the sermon hall at Prachumkongka Temple.

Students from Banglamung Inter-Tech College, Aksorn Pattaya Technological College, Srisuwitch School, Thanapornwittaya Kindergarten, Banglamung Kindergarten and Sucher Kindergarten joined members of the Banglamung Cultural Council, senior citizens from the Banglamung Home for the Elderly and executives from PTT Retail Management Co. all marched in the parade.

Arriving at the temple, they presented handmade candles to Wisuitthithajan, advisor to the Nong Plalai Ecclesiastical Commune Chief.

The parade was meant to teach youngsters about Thailand’s Buddhist and cultural traditions.

Pattaya-area students mark the start of Buddhist Lent with a traditional candle parade.
Pattaya-area students mark the start of Buddhist Lent with a traditional candle parade.