Today (Thursday 2nd August 2012) is a Buddha day, a religious day when we do Buddhist things. I normally do a tambone at a temple in the morning on these days, a gift donation to the monks and the temple. Today though, I'm doing a candle procession, a walk around the temple carrying a lighted candle.
Lighted candle isn't quite the right tense, more like 'lighting candles', the candle keeps blowing out, and everyone keeps lighting each others candles as we make our way around the temple.
Buddha day, also means no alcohol is sold. You'll see signs telling you that they can't sell alcohol on this day due to the religious festival.