The Thai Royal Family hosted a Kathina (robe offering) ceremony at Huyen Khong temple in Huong Ho commune, central Thua Thien Hue province, on Oct. 16.

The Kathina ceremony is one of the official traditional rituals of Therevada Buddhism in which Buddhist followers donate new robes to the monks with the hope that both monks and devotees at the Kathina ceremony will gain merits.

Addressing the Kathina ceremony, representatives from the Thai Royal Family said in organising this ceremony, the Thai Royal Family wants to express their feelings toward Vietnamese Buddhist monks, nuns and followers as well as the solidarity of Buddhism in general and the fine relations between Vietnam and Thailand./.