Thai Muslims Begin Ramadan Today

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National — Thai Muslims will begin observing Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, on Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 as announced by the Office of Chularajmontri. Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is observed...

Makha Bucha Arrives This Saturday with Nationwide Alcohol Sale Ban in Thailand

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National — Makha Bucha, the second most important Buddhist day for Thai people, is only a few days away from today, February 19th, 2024. If you're visiting Thailand during this time, here is what you...

19 Year Remembrance Held at Tsunami Memorial Wall in Phuket

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Phuket – Annual religious ceremonies were held at the Tsunami Memorial Wall in Maikhao for the 19th year of remembrance for the victims of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Phuket. Three religious ceremonies...

Alcohol Sales Banned for End of Buddhist Lent This Upcoming Sunday

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Thailand – The end of Buddhist Lent this year will be on Sunday, October 29th when alcohol sales will be banned nationwide for 24 hours. The End of Buddhist Lent also called “Awk Phansa” in Thai...

Thailand’s Muslim Spiritual Leader Dies Days After His Brother was Stabbed to Death

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PRESS RELEASE: Following the announcement of Office of the Sheikhul Islam regarding H.E. Mr. Aziz Phitakkumpon, the 18th Sheikhul Islam of the Kingdom of Thailand, who was receiving medical treatment under Royal Patronage at Chulalongkorn...

The Original Thailand Vegetarian Festival Begins in Phuket This Weekend

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The annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival will be held for nine days starting this upcoming weekend. This year the festival will be from October 15th to October 23rd, 2023. The Vegetarian Festival is a belief of...

Buddhist Officials Inspect Phuket Temples to Prevent Foreign Business Fraud After Chonburi Incident

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Phuket – The National Office of Buddhism inspected temples in Phuket to prevent fraud by foreign owned businesses after Chinese owned businesses reportedly sold fake religious amulets at a temple in Chonburi. On Thursday (August 17th),...

Buddhists in Phuket Join Together for Buddhist Days – PHOTO TOUR

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Phuket – Buddhists in Phuket joined in with the ceremonies for Asarnha Bucha Day and the start of Buddhist Lent, two major Buddhism Days. On Tuesday night (August 1st), officials led by the Phuket Governor Naroong...

Man Arrested in Patong for Selling Alcohol on Major Buddhist Day

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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...

A Closer Look at Buddhist Lent and Dharma Day in Thailand

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Thailand – 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. To...
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