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Saturday, October 30, 2010

What is Krathin?

Krathin is a Buddhist festival that comes at the end of Vassa, the three-month rainy season retreat for Theravada Buddhists. It's a time of giving, when lay people express their gratitude to monks by bringing donations to the temple.
 
For a more detailed view of the traditions behind Krathin,
please enjoy the video - with sub-titles in English.
video

 
The gifts at this festival include new robes for the monks, a practice that reflects the origins of Krathin. The robe-giving ceremony is a highlight of the festival.
 
A monastery may hold a Krathin festival during the month that begins after the full moon of the eleventh month in the Lunar calendar - usually October.

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