Apr 16, 2023
Thai New Year Day
Wat Buddharangsri, Miami, Florida, USA
Sunday April 16, 2023
Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year (sometimes called "Water Festival") which falls from April 13-15, the hottest month of a year. It is an occasion of joy and family reunion. It is celebrated with religious ceremony and public festivities. People enjoy splashing water on each other as they believe that water will wash away bad luck, and splashing water over friends or anyone will give them a New Year blessing. When the young pour scented water on their elder's hands, the elders, in return, wish them good health, happiness and prosperity.
This year, we are hosting the festivities at the temple on Sunday, April 16, 2023. The schedule is as follows:
Sunday, April 16, 2023
06:00 AM Monks, the 8 precepts participants and public perform morning chant
07:00 AM Offer breakfast to monks and the 8 percepts participants
10:00 AM Monks, the 8 precepts participants and public perform morning chant, Receive alms offerings
11:00 AM Offer lunch to monks and the 8 percepts participants
01:00 PM Water Pouring to the Buddha image, monks, and the elderly
01:30 PM Listen to Dharma (Buddha’s teachings)
06:00 PM Monks, the 8 precepts participants and public perform evening chant
We would like to invite you to participate in the ordination accepting the 8 precepts and join in meditation, collection of merit and listening to Dharma teachings. In addition, there will be food, fruits, vegetables, clothing, jewelry, and other items for sale.