march, 2020

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26mar(mar 26)12:00 AM29(mar 29)11:59 PMPoy Sang Long Festival - Wat Ku TaoTraditional Shan Ordination Ceremony

Event Details

Poy Sang Long Festival – Wat Ku Tao – 2020

The Poy Sang Long ceremony or festival takes place at Wat Ku Tao from Thursday, March 26, until Sunday, March 30. March 26 is the first day. This day is known as “Rup San Long” day. Monks will shave the eyebrows and heads of the boys after which they are ritually cleansed and anointed by bathing in sacred lustral water. They are then dressed up as princes in very colorful costumes they wear until the last day which is Sunday.

During the ceremony the temple grounds are bustling with activity during daytime and in the evening. Family and friends of the boys are there as well as many visitors. There are food stalls and there is music and entertainment. They boys are carried around the temple on the shoulders of their older male relatives.

The second and third days are known as “Kham Kaek”. There is continuous activity on and around the temple grounds. The boys are carried around on the shoulders of male relatives who dance on the rhythm of traditional music. Each boy has his own open tent where other family members are sitting, eating and drinking. It really is a very social affair. You can drop by at any time of the day and walk around the temple. Please dress politely and be discreet with making pictures. It usually not a problem.

The fourth day is the last day. There will be a procession in the morning and then it’s over. See you next year.

 

 

Time

26 (Thursday) 12:00 AM - 29 (Sunday) 11:59 PM

Location

Mae Hong Son

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