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We celebrated Songkran Day at our local temple Wat Greensboro. We had a good turnout, and the celebration of a Cambodian, Lao Pee Mai, and Thai New Year is more festive this year.
The food vendors were busy, this one had a long line.
This made me think of back home of how friends and family shared meal at the temple.
And listening to music playing by a local artist.
We pour water over Buddha images for blessing and cleansing the rust from our soul.
We songk nom pra or pour water over monk’s hands for blessing. Blessing is much needed for the young.
And the elder.
Jaydee Cide or sand stupas.
Instead of splashing water, it’s shaving cream in this part of the country.
Beautiful traditional outfit.
A traditional Cambodian game play on New Year’s Day to bring in good luck. It’s like a ceramic pinata filled with baby power and money. It’s a lot of fun to watch and I’ve included it in the video.
Lee and my niece have been working on their jewelries for several months now, and something that they are very proud of. They came up with their own designs and I helped with the wiring.
They worked their booths the whole time, and made the sale themselves. Lee pieces attract teenagers and adults.
My niece pieces attract younger children.
They donated the proceed of their sales to the temple. Lee donated $65 and my niece donated $30, I think they did well for their first time.
Video and photos were taken with Canon T2i, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.