Salak Yom and Salak Kapat Ceremony held every year during the 12th lunar month according to the Thai Buddhist calendar, which can fall anywhere in September, takes place in Wat Prathat Haripunchai, Lamphun province.
A Salak Yom is a tall bamboo construction (see the pictures) decorated with colorful paper. This construction contains house utensils, cloth, food, fruit, vegetables and the eight necessities of a Buddhist monk.
On the first day of the ceremony the Salak Yoms will be brought to the temple in a procession.
The next day the Salak Yoms will be donated to monks. In addition, the event include activities and Lanna musical performances on culture road, selling food, Salak Yom Parade and Salak Yom tree contest.
The exact dates of the event will depend on the lunar calendar so be sure to check the precise details as the date nears.
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