Sart Thai Festival at Wat Greensboro

We celebrated Sart Thai Day at Wat Greensboro on Sunday October 11, 2015. Sart day is referred to as a memorial day for the dead, it is a time to remember dead relatives and merit making on their behalves. This is a belief that once a year the hell gates open for 15 days for the dead to visit their living relatives. This made me think of Lao Boun Kao Padap Din where the Laotians also believe that once a year the hell gates open for souls in hell to come visit the living world. People would leave foods around the temple gates or under big trees as offering to the spirits.

Alms giving

Food offering to the monks.

The persimmons from the temple ground.

The leaves are changing colors in our area, the mornings and nights are cooler also.

See more photos at Wat Greensboro’s Facebook Sart Festival (Prajumben) or Merit Making Transference


  1. Nice turn out of people there. The only thing I don’t like about going to the temple is having to sit like a contortionist for hours. After a while my legs start to go numb and it’s agony! 😀

    • Hi Bree, you sound like Lee. It takes practice to master the art of sitting, I notice some monks don’t sit on their legs. 🙂

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