Thai people cover the sacred marker spheres ("LUUK NIMIT" - ลูกนิมิต) with thin gold leaves. This behavior is called "PIT THONG" (ปิดทอง)
One sacred marker sphere is placed in the centre of the area over a hole in the floor of the ceremonial hall for the monks to recite prayers. The eight others are placed at eight points of the compass for villagers who wish to make merit. Villagers donate valuable or symbolic objects such pencils and exercice books to symbolize learning.
Thai people offer monks robe and donate them to the temple. After a few prayers, blessings by monks and walking three times around the "BOT" (main religious building in a Buddhist temple), Thai people go inside the "BOT". Shoes are removed before entering the "BOT".
Then Thai families enjoy the feast inside the temple compound. Many stands are selling food and beverage. Even alcoholic beverage such as beer can be bought inside the temple compound.
Thai family can also play games such as darts and win small prizes.
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