We had the incredible fortune of being in Kuraburi when the local Buddhist Temple was celebrating the day Buddha reached Enlightenment. This is a very significant event in the Buddhist religion and the ceremony was a very pious experience. Our students were very respectful and greatly appreciated the opportunity to witness this annual ceremony.
The ceremony consisted of Buddhist prayers and chants. The Monks and the participants then walked around the temple three times while carrying candles, incense, and flowers. The procession ended at the front of the Temple, where you could place your bouquet and say a prayer. The bouquets were also placed around the trees surrounding the Temple. Then, there was more Buddhist chanting and prayers. It was truly beautiful.
One of our Muay Thai instructors was also at the ceremony. Her and her friends wanted a photo with the students, so we were able to get another quality group picture!
Please forgive the blurriness of some photos. I turned the flash off in respect for the ceremony.