Man Arrested in Patong for Selling Alcohol on Major Buddhist Day

Patong –

A man was arrested in Patong after he was found selling alcohol on a major Buddhist religious holiday.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that on Tuesday night (August 1st) that they arrested a man at a restaurant in Patong. (His name and the restaurant name were not given by police)

The man was found selling alcohol to customers. He was taken to the Patong Police Station to face charges of selling alcohol on the Asarnha Bucha Day which is one of the major Buddhist holidays in which alcohol sales are banned.

Every Mid Summer in Thailand, usually July or August, is the start of Buddhist Lent, or Vassa. The exact date is the first day of the waning moon of the eighth lunar month.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.