Chonburi officials perform merit-making for New Year’s blessings

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Provincial officials and residents offered robes and basic necessities to monks in a merit-making ceremony for New Year’s wishes in Chonburi.

Gov. Khomsan Ekachai and his top lieutenants led a delegation of residents, provincial council members and business owners in the “sangkatan” ceremony. The merit-making activity, in which robes and basic necessities are presented to monks, also included a remembrance of residents and government officials who passed away in the past year.

During the ceremony, members of the Chonburi Provincial Livestock Office and Chonburi Provincial Cultural Office asked Paiboonpattanaporn, abbot of Khaotham Temple in Ban Bung District to chair the religious ceremonies and take the lead in chanting.

After the sangkatan ceremony, everyone was given blessings for a healthy and prosperous 2016.

Gov. Khomsan Ekachai leads a delegation of residents, provincial council members and business owners in the “sangkatan” ceremony.