Phuket organizes annual Tenth Lunar Month Buddhism Festival

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Phuket – Phuket locals joined in the annual Tenth Lunar Month which is an important Buddhism festival in the South of Thailand. People who mark this festival believe that their ancestors are temporarily released to this...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Four-day holiday with two official events to be observed in Thailand, starting from Friday,...

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National - The four-day holiday on the occasion of two official events in Thailand is held with the Royal Ploughing Ceremony on Friday the 13th and the Vasakha Bucha public holiday on Monday the 16th. The Royal...

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...

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...

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...
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