To commemorate the 2600th Anniversary of the Lord Buddha’s Enlightenment and International Day of Peace, there will be two events organized at Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya 21st-22nd September 2012. The first event is World Peace Light which will take place in front of Wat Mahathat on Friday 21st September from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you want to take part, please dress in appropriate attire, preferably in white or light colours. All seats in the public zone are free. In the Reserved Zone it is 500 Baht per seat and you will get a better view, better cushion, soft drink and light meal. All announcements are in Thai and English. For more information and reservation please contact 082-443-3209.
The second event is Morning Alms Offering to 126 Monks. This will take place on Saturday 22nd September 2012 from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Again this takes place in front of Wat Mahathat. In addition, there will be a chance to join a free session of Introduction to Meditation conducted by an English speaking monk. This will take place near the pond besides Wat Mahathat on Friday 21st September from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday 22nd September from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Please call 081 401 7676 for more information.