April 23, 2014

Three monk ordination celebration

There was a procession celebrating 3 young men becoming monks in the village.

It seemed like everyone in the village wanted to participate.

One of the soon-to-be-monks being carried in the back of a pickup.

A procession winds through the village to the temple.

Music is provided by a mobile band blasting out the tunes.

That's a full band sitting on top of giant speakers.

One of the lovely singers to help the people celebrate.

At the temple, the three men about to be ordained
are hoisted onto shoulders.

The last few steps before monkhood.

During all the festivities, the monks-to-be threw out
these ornate ribbon flowers that had coins inside.