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Bun Phawet
         
In the fourth lunar month, Bun Pha Wet or Bun Mahasaat (ບຸນພະເຫວດ ຫລື ບຸນມະຫາຊາດ--the ceremony of the penultimate life of the Buddha as Pha Wetsandon (Vessantara Prince or the Festival of the Great Birth) includes the following activities: a procession of Phaa Phawet (the Vessantara Prince Story Cloth) through town to the temple; procession of one thousand balls of glutinous rice to the temple; listening to the non-stop sermon on the Great Birth at the temple (this sermon consists of fourteen sets of palm leaf manuscripts which have a total of one thousand verses); making merit to dedicate it to deceased relatives.