Doi Suthep Prepares for Visakha Bucha Day Ceremonies This Week

 | Mon 16 May 2016 08:46 ICT

CityNews – Chiang Mai celebrated a water blessing ceremony at the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in preparation for several ceremonies this week allfor Visakha Bucha Day.

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On May 15, the event that promoted culture and Buddhism, was joined by Phravisuddhivongsachan (Wichian Anomakhuno) and Udonpan Jantaraviroj, Chiang Mai FC Chairman.

On May 19, people will walk up Doi Suthep from 7pm and bring water to bless the temple. There will be 12 water points along the way for people to stay hydrated. Nurses will also be on the scene for any emergencies.

On May 20, a merit making ceremony will be attended by 87 monks at the Naga staircase leading to the temple from 6.30am. Another water blessing will take place at 5pm followed by a candle light procession around the temple.