February 9 is a national holiday in Thailand. It celebrates an event in Buddhist history when 1250 monks gathered together in one place by coincidence. Thai's make "bouquets" that include lotus flowers, 3 sticks of incense and a candle. After listening to the monks teachings, you walk around the temple 3 times. This picture is of my bouquet, including the lotus flowers I folded myself. When we finished circling the temple, we left the candles burning around the base of the trees and left the flowers as an offering.