Traditionally, people attend temples to do incense offerings or fruit
offerings and chant on these religious days. Some even eat only vegetarian foods.
It's always crowded at the temples on the new year day and Ulumbana day as I recall.
Normally, people pray for the best on the new year day. After the offerings, they
are offered a small gift as a good luck to bring home. On the Ulumbana day, people
gather at the temples to pray for their ancestors and make good deeds such as donation,
free animals,etc... Meanwhile, an important ceremony occurs: Robe offering to the
sangha. It's quite joyful to participate in these events of the year.