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Kathina is a Buddhist Cenremon which comes at the end of Vassa, the three-month rainy season retreat for Theravada Buddhists in Bangladesh (known as Kaṭhina Cībar Dān), Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand.The season during which a monastery may hold Kathina is one month long, beginning after the full moon of the eleventh month in the Lunar calendar (usually October).
Religious Beliefs.The Tai Lueare TheravadaBuddhists, with historical links to the Yuan tradition of the Tai speakers of upper Myanmar and northern Thailand. The term “Hinayana” is generally used in Chinese sources to refer to the religion of the Tai Lue, and it also has some indigenous currency. Spirit beliefs are widespread and, particularly among the elite and upper classes, there is evidence of beliefs from Chinese religion. More recently, a small but significant strain of skepticismhas appeared. The Tai Lue, like Tai groups in Thailand and Myanmar, believe in spirits known asphias well as in the hierarchyof the Hindu-Buddhistpantheon. Of major importance are the territorial deities. The deity Phya Alawu (sometimes called Arawi) parallels legendary figures in northern Thailand and Luang Prabang, and appears to have the status of protective spirit for the entire kingdom. Information on domestic spirits is limited.
Miss Fai Kham : One of the main events organized before Katin Thin Tai Lue to get a Lady for Katin Tai Lue Cenremony
Art of Tai Lue weaving especially new robes for the monks.
Arts. Traditionally the Lue practiced a range of arts and crafts, such as the production of textiles.