Feast for Dead Souls

The Vegetarian Festival has now reached its seventh day in Samut Prakan. Last night, many devotees went to the City Hall Plaza to float krathongs on the Chao Phraya River. This was done as a kind of invitiation to the dead souls to come to a feast on the following day.

This is what happened today at Rong Jay Thong Siang in Taiban. Hundreds of local people came to the VegetarianHouse to offer food first to their own dead ancestors and then to all the dead souls.

In addition, they bought a food package consisting of a bag of rice and bananas. These were then later distributed to the poor. The Vegetarian Festival finishes on Thursday 6th October with a giant parade through town early in the morning.

One response to “Feast for Dead Souls

  1. Many people from Bangladesh went in Thailand by wearing mask as a monk. They are not real monk. They are shame of Buddhism, they went there to do business only. They are not real monk and they aren’t following guideline of Buddha. Also they are encouraging Thailandi people and honorable monks to donate in Bangladesh. Contact with real people

    Please stop them, they are very bad peoples.

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