Saturday, June 27, 2009

Peace, Happiness, & Prosperity

This is the outcome that the annual Inthakin Festival hopes to invoke. The festival, which lasts 7 days, is held at Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai. Wat Chedi Luang is one of the oldest Wat's in the area. The festivals happens every year at the beginning of the rainy reason. On the 1st day a Buddha image is paraded around the city while the locals sprinke lustral water on it. Those who take part believe they wil be blessed with good health and a wealth of rain which is important for their number one export and crop- rice. On the final day they hold a big festival at the Wat and Jay and I were lucky enough to attend. It was filled with dancing, singing, blessings, and offerings.

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