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...

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...

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...

Five-day-long weekend approaching in Thailand to celebrate two major Buddhist holidays, starting Wednesday

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National - Starting tomorrow, Thailand will have a five-day-long weekend as two Buddhist holidays are approaching on July 13th for Asanha Bucha Day and the 14th for the beginning of the Buddhist Lent while the...

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...
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