Rub Bua Festival

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The Lotus Flower Receiving Festival (ประเพณีรับบัวหรือโยนบัว) takes place at Bang Phli. This festival has been handed down from one generation to the next. It is held annually one day before the end of the Buddhist Rain Retreat (otherwise known as the Buddhist Lent). This is on the morning of the fourteenth day of the waxing moon in the eleventh lunar month (usually September/October). This year it is held from 9-17 October 2016 with the main parade on the morning of 15 October 2016.

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Traditionally, local people line up on both sides of Klong Samrong and throw lotus flowers onto the boat carrying a replica of a revered Buddha image. This image is called Luang Poh To and is kept at Wat Bang Phli Yai. People arrive at the temple early in the morning in order to reserve a spot along the canal.

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