Kathina Day celebrates the completion of the 3 month rains retreat. To celebrate, the lay community offer the monastic community gifts of robes and supplies.
“It is both a significant and joyful occasion that, over time, has become emblematic of the richness of the relationship that exists between the lay people and the monastics. This relationship is characterized by deep bonds of friendship and commitment to mutual support. All year round, the monastery functions solely on offerings from the lay community.” (Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery)
You can bring a meal to share. Following the meal offering, the Kathina Celebration starts around 1 pm