The New Year is a time for great joy and celebration amongst the Buddhist community around the world. Statues of Buddha are bathed in a ceremony and worshipped by devotees. Other Buddhist "gods" are also paid homage. Candles are lighted in the temples to give honour to these "gods".
People clean up their house, dress up in new clothes and pay a visit to their friends and relatives to exchanges wishes and gifts. Delicious dishes are prepared in traditional manner and served to all. Fireworks on street add that extra bit of charm on new year.