December 31: New Year’s Eve. Beginning at 10 PM, attendees will gather. Chanting will extend briefly through the midnight hour. Traditionally, Thais bring gifts in a box for the raffle the following day.
January 7: New Year’s Day celebration, but not on New Year’s Day! Thais usually don’t have celebrations on weekdays. Morning: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Chanting, Dhamma talk, Monks alms round, Food offering ceremony, lunch for everyone. Afternoon: 1:00-2:00, Offering requisites to the monks, receive blessing from monks, ending.