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Bun Khao Sak not only reflects the role of a local Buddhist tradition but also important social behavior that must be preserved. The objective of this study was to analyze the roles of Bun Khao Sak tradition through data collected from related documents and from local wise men in Roi-et and Mahasarakham. The results indicated that beliefs and faith in the deceased was a symbolic representation of feeling gratitude towards ones’ ancestors. They also reflected unity among relatives and people in the community. Thus, Bun Khao Sak is a local creative lesson for a sustainable, harmonious and close-knit community.
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