Faithful Buddhists participate in alms giving ceremony marking end of Buddhist Lent

Thai nationals nationwide have come out to give alms to monks and make merit, marking the Buddhist Lent Season’s end and to pay their respects to the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The general public flocked to the streets of Sukothaitani district during the morning hours of October 16, to partake in the alms giving on the end of the Buddhist Lent Day, known as the Devo alms giving rites according to Theravada Buddhism, which is a tradition passed on by many generation of Thai people. The general public prepared various traditional food and dessert to offer them to monks.

This year’s ceremony also serves as an offering to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol, as the general public nationwide are still greatly saddened from His Majesty’s passing.

Separately, government officials and thousands of the general public in Nahkon Ratchasima Province and Nahkon Si Thammarat Province participated in an alms giving ceremony, dedicated as an offering to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol, to pay respects and in remembrance of His Majesty’s divine grace.

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