Village Buddhist Monastery Kathin Celebration Parade in Mukdahan.Thailand

You can search Isaan Live for my Kathin related posts to include this years Kathin celebration at my local parish, Wat Pa Klang Nong Phu, in Phanna Nikkom District, here in Sakon Nakhon. Kathin celebrations fall into a number of iterations. The Forest Wat Kathin as you can see in the link. Basic village wat Kathin that are usually supported in a simple manner by the local village. The Business of Buddhism thaiwat, with loud speakers and constant nagging that giving more will, get you in heaven. Then there are the villages wats in places like Phon Hai that have been “bought” by a group of big city folks. Sometimes someone from the village has moved to Bangkok, done well and wants to build a monument to him or herself. Sometimes the senior monk is well connected. Whatever the case outof towners donate big sums of money to build all sorts of shit, that they expect the villagers to maintain..

THe parade here was instigated by the Bangkok people who were scheduled to arrive at 0700 and the entire village was left standing around waiting. I saw the coaches down the road and they could not have arrived until wekk after 030. Sure the paraders looked nice, made for good video, but has nothing to do with Buddhism.
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