The Thai traditions have consecutively been practiced for a long time, and such a deed indicates one of the identities of being Thai. Thus in the Thai's northeastern region, the people have ceremonies base on the tradition called "heed sib-sorng (ฮีตสิบสอง) korng sib-see (คองสิบสี่)".
"heed sib-sorng (ฮีตสิบสอง)" means the tradition that is practised according to the ceremonies of twelve months as follows:
The terms "korng sib-see (คองสิบสี่)" or "heed-barn korng-moerng (ฮีตบ้าน คองเมือง)" mean the fourteen moral patterns of the people's practice consisting of cleaning feet before entering a house, getting up early to give alms, not stepping on monks' shadows, respecting parents, paying homage to images of Buddha with flowers, candles and joss sticks and listening to teachings of Buddha everyday etc.
As for "korng-moerng", it means the principle that leaders of the nation have to keep in their minds for the justice in administering the country.
of the most important ceremonies in the "heed sib-sorng
(ฮีตสิบสอง)" is "bun pra-wead
or garn tead-ma-har-chard
(การเทศน์มหาชาติ)" mean the story of the last great
incarnation of the Buddha, consisting of 13 episodes, held in
March or the fourth lunar month. After the temples knowing that
this ceremony is surely held, both laymen and laywomen will hold
a meeting to discuss how to prepare and hold it. After agreeing
with one another unanimously, they decorate a pavilion of the
temple with variety colors of papers, flags, sugarcanes and coconut
tree leaves. At about 4 a.m., the laymen and the laywomen go to
the temple to listen to the "ma-har wead-san-dorn
|Thu, 15 May, 2003|
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