Kathina and Loy Krathong Festival 2021
This year, for the first time, we are combining both the Kathina Ceremony and the Loy Krathong Festival into a one day event at Wat Thai Buddharam’s Forestdale temple. The inaugural Brisbane Kathina & Loy Krathong Festival will commence with the traditional Kathina Ceremony. The Kathina Ceremony is a celebration of the end of Vassa (Buddhist Lent) and the rainy season in Thailand. At Kathina, Wat Thai Buddharam is presented with a monk’s robe, the Royal Robe, from His Majesty the King of Thailand, King Rama X. The lay people also offer new robes and gifts to the Buddhist monks, in appreciation of their spiritual guidance and support. During the ceremony, the monks give their blessings to the lay people.