This year's three-month Buddhist Lent ends on Oct 30 (the 11th lunar month's full-moon day). To mark the occasion, a rare ceremony called Takbart Khao Tom Luk Yon will take place in Saraburi and Lop Buri on Oct 31 and the country's only Rub Bua ceremony will be held in Samut Prakan on Oct 29.
The annual Rub Bua ceremony takes place in Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, one day before the end of Buddhist Lent.
From tomorrow until Oct 29, Samut Prakan's Bang Phli district will host the Rub Bua (Presentation of Lotus Flowers) ceremony, an age-old tradition of Thai people of Mon descent. One day before the end of Buddhist Lent, Buddhists in the area bring lotus blossoms in a boat procession along Samrong canal from Bang Phli District Office to the temple to worship Luang Phor Toh, the temple's principal Buddha statue.