Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind
From the middle of July to the middle of October, a total of three months, Buddhist monks throughout Thailand will perform Buddhist Lent.
It is a time when monks return to their temples for the duration of the rainy season where they spend their time meditating. Devotees make merit by offering alms to monks, including food, soap, incense sticks, new robes and candles.
The candles were essential in past years before temples were wired for electricity. Over the years the candles became bigger and more elaborate, and have now become the center point of the presentation.