Festival of Floral offering is one of Thailand culture. Which the festival to offering the floral at Phra Phutthabat Ratchawara Mahawihan Temple, Phra Phutthabat Saraburi Temple This is an important tradition of Saraburi. Which the province in central Thailand. The people of Phra Phutthabat District hold the tradition of giving alms to flowers as an important tradition. Continue to practice Annually And set the day of Buddhist Lent
The waning day of 1 night of 8th month of every year. It is the waning day of 1 night of 8th month of every year. It is a traditional day to give alms are the flowers that day. When the monks receive alms, flowers from Buddhists. Then brought out to pay homage to the pagoda that contains the Buddha’s Tooth Then worshiped the great Mahathat chedi containing the relics And entered the church to pray for Lent
In addition, and only in Thailand, which brought the flowers of local people to the monks.
Evening procession, There are blooms procession, Folk art, and culture performances Then start from the front of the Phra Phutthabat Municipal Office. After that, follow Phaholyothin Road and turn into Wat Phra Phutthabat Ratchawara Mahawihan. There will an opening ceremony for flower offerings in the evening At the same time, offerings the “Lent flowers” only.
After the monks walked to receive alms from Buddhists. After that, will bring flowers to worship “Footprint”, Chedi Mani Chedi. Which a pagoda that contains a Buddha image of the Lord Buddha. Moreover, pay homage to the Mahathat Phra Yai Pagoda. Which Buddhists worship Because it is a pagoda containing relics
The Lent flowers have 3 colors, white, yellow and purple, which Buddhists believe that If bringing the purple color to give the most merit.