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Songkran Festival 2015 (Thai New Year 2558)Songkran Festival 2015 (Thai New Year 2558)

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You are cordially invited to participate in the Songkran 2015

(Thai New Year)

to be held at Wat Nawamintararachutis,

Place :  382 South Street  East, Raynham, MA 02767-5130

Sunday, April 12, 2015 (Buddhist Era 2558)


Sunday, April 12,2015

09: 00 A.M.  Homage to the Lord Buddha (Somdetphranawamintarasasda)

Congregation prepares “donation trees” (Papah) for presentation as contributions to

the fund for building a new temple.

10 : 30 A.M. Homage to the Triple Gem

President of ceremonies lights candles and joss sticks in honor of the Buddha,

the Dhamma and the Sangha and leads the congregation in requesting the Five Precepts from

the Sangha.

Head monk gives and congregation receives the Five Precepts.

President asks the Sangha for blessings.

The Sangha blesses the congregation.

Congregation assembles for a group photograph.

Offering of alms (tahk baht)to the monks

11 : 15 A.M. Offering of lunch to monks

Congregation also partakes of lunch.

11 : 30 A.M. Students of the Sunday School perform traditional Thai dances and Concert.

12 : 30 A.M. Congregation collects offerings in appreciation of the sermon and presents the collection,

the Papah,

and alms to the monks.

President invites congregation to pour lustral water on the Buddha image.

Congregation also pours lustral water over the hands of the monks and elder members of

the community.

Homage and conclusion of festivities

Head monk blesses the congregation. The other monks join in extending the blessings.                                          The congregation receives the blessings.

1 : 30 P.M.   The Miss Songkran Beauty Contest 2015


     Note. Please feel free to call the temple for further information at 508-823-1800 or 508-823-5069.

(For your information, the temple is located at 382 South Street  East, Raynham, MA 02767-513

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