Makha Bucha Day Returns Next Monday Along With Alcohol Sale Ban

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National — Makha Bucha is an important religious day for Thai Buddhists. This year, it falls on next Monday, March 6th, which will be marked with many religious candle-lit ceremonies and gatherings. For those who...

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...

A Look At The Week Ahead: Visakha Bucha Day is Around the Corner in...

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Thailand — Thailand is hosting a ceremony commemorating Vesak, or Visakha Bucha Day at the beginning of next month with more than 3,500 monks from 50 countries set to participate in the two-day celebration. According to...

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...

Outspoken Former MP from the Move Forward Party Proposes to Cancel Alcohol Sales Ban...

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National — Mrs. Amornrat Chokpamitkul, a former MP for the Move Forward Party, posted her opinions on Facebook stating Thailand should cancel an alcohol sales ban on religious holidays due to its lack of reasonable...

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...

Thailand to Enter 6-day-long Holiday Period from July 28th to August 2nd

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National — The Thai caretaker Cabinet recently approved an additional public holiday for July 31st. This approval means that the upcoming weekend, which is already special for most Thai people as it includes the King’s Birthday...

Thailand to Host 19th International Vesak Day, honors His Majesty the King’s 72nd Birthday...

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PRESS RELEASE: Thailand is gearing up to host the 19th International Vesak Day, an event that honors His Majesty the King’s 72nd Birthday Anniversary this year. The prestigious gathering, organized by the Sangha Supreme Council,...

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...

Visakha Bucha Day Coming on May 22nd, 2024: Alcohol Sales Banned Nationwide in Thailand

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National— Visakha Bucha Day, also known as Vesak, 2024 will be on May 22nd, which is a public holiday. The sale of all types of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in convenience stores and entertainment venues...
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