Chao Pho Khao Ka Traditional Worship
This event is held at third night of the waxing moon of the third month every year at Chao Pho Khao Ka Shrine and Klong See Yud reservoir, Moo 18, Tha Takieb sub-district, Tha Takieb district in Chachoengsao province.The event is held for two days; on the first day, there is a competition for making glutinous rice in bamboo tubes in the front area of Chao Pho Khao Ka Shrine. Many villagers are interested in joining the competition because the winner receives a prize. The glutinous rice snacks will then be offered to Chao Pho Khao Ka. There is entertainment at night. For the second day, there is worship of Chao Pho Khao Ka which is on third night of the waxing moon of the third month starting very early in the morning. The offerings comprise of pig’s head, chicken and other common offerings, including glutinous rice roasted in bamboo tube, tobacco, and whisky, as it is believed that these are Chao Pho’s favorites. Later that day, there is a religious ceremony, and many believers from around the country will bring the roasted glutinous rice snacks to offer to Chao Pho. Whoever joins the event that day will get to eat a lot of glutinous rice.
Event : 7 February 2019- 1 January 1970 Address : Chao Pho Khao Ka Shrine and Klong See Yud Reservoir, Moo 18, Tha Takieb Sub-district, Tha Takieb District, Chachoengsao