Pattaya students donate Lent candles

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Pattaya deputy mayors Banlue Kullavanijaya and Manote Nongyai and other top local officials lead people in a circumambulation of Nongyai Temple before the start of Buddhist Lent.
Pattaya deputy mayors Banlue Kullavanijaya and Manote Nongyai and other top local officials lead people in a circumambulation of Nongyai Temple before the start of Buddhist Lent.

Buddhists gave lent candles to Nongyai Temple before the start of Buddhist Lent.

Pattaya deputy mayors Banlue Kullavanijaya and Manote Nongyai and other top local officials led the July 15 circumambulation of the temple’s sermon hall with teachers and schools.

Sponsored by the Pattaya Education Department, the event saw students present handmade candles to monks for merit-making with the candles a traditional symbol the three-months “rains retreat” when monks stayed inside to study dharma by candlelight during the rainy season. (PCPR)

Students perform traditional Thai dance as part of the ceremonies.