Every morning, in Wat Phaphay, a buddhist temple in Luang Prabang, at 6 am, the monks and novices are getting ready for the Tak Bat ceremony. It is the daily quest for rice.
The monks reap rice and villagers reap merits.
Once a month is the day of Wan XIn, the day which comes after the full moon.
The previous day, the monks shave their hair and eyebrows, play the Ti Con drums at 4 pm, and once again the day after in the early morning at 4 am before sweeping the temple courtyard of the temple, and to go barefoot, in the narrow streets of the Buddhist capital city of Northern Laos.