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Songkran Festival of the Mon Bangkradee

Songkran Festival of the Mon Bangkradee
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Mon Bangkradee people begins Songkran Festival with making the merits and listening to the sermons at Bangkradee temple.
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When the children who have the tuft grow up, the tuft that is used to cover the head is cut off.
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People of all generations come to listen to the sermons.
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After making the merits, there is pouring water for dedicating to the ancestors.
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Dedication to ancestors, the water will be poured under the tree called Shorea robusta Rox located within the temple.
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Tiered flags are used for worship services.
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Because Songkran Day is a sacred day, if someone in the family died during the year. Mon people will take the urn containing bones to make the merit, and pack into the defensive wall of the temple.
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The descendants water ancestral bones in urns to respect and mourning people who passed away.
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When they finish making the merit, there is pouring water on the Buddha for luck. The Bodhisattava is used to be the representative of the Lord Buddha that Mon Bangkradee people respect.
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The image of Bodhisattava will be paraded around the village to deliver the prosperity to the community.
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The image of Bodhisattva which is the representative of the Lord Buddha.
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After they had finished pouring water to the image of Bodhisattva, they would sprinkling the seniors in the village. The elders also bless to the children who are watering for the happiness and good fortune.
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Saba Toy is the contest for accuracy of the young men in the village. It is a popular sport that Mon people in Bangkradee community play during the festival.
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Saba for finding out the couple is the playing of the Mon. It is held for the youth to meet and court each other, and it is time that Mon descendants learn about Mon ancestors in the past to find out the couple.
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The young men ask for Saba ball back from the young women, after they losing in Saba game. This time is used for talking and learning together.
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The villagers will gather at the square in front of Bangkradee temple along Sanam Chai Canal to attend the communication with the Godfather of Bangkradee which is sacred in the village always protecting Mon people from the bad luck.
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Aunt Sa-Ing is the medium of the Godfather of Bangkradee. When the spirit of the Godfather enters her she looks severe, and smokes a lot of cigarettes.
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The Godfather of Bangkradee in the body of Aunt Sa-Ing who is the medium of his touches young children’s head for blessing them to be healthy and growing fast.
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Dance retro will be held every year during Songkran Festival.
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Hiring the music band and Thai folk dancer to create colorful and fun for the community.
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The last day of the Songkran Festival, Mon people will go out to dance happily together in Loy Chai concert.
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Mon people will dress with colorful and exotic clothes.
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Mon boys will dance merrily on the shoulders of their father.
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The youth will dance playfully as the end of Songkran Festival that is considered as a joyful festival of Mon people.
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Mon Bangkradee Community in Thailand's traditional Songkran festival. THe Songkran Festival is held annually where the Mon Bangkradee dress in breast cloth and listen to the sermons and play traditional games.

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