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Visakha Bucha Day

Visakha Bucha Day 2018 falls on Tuesday, May 29th. It is one of the most important buddhist holidays and therefore celebrated extensively. Find some more general information below: VISAKHA BUCHA (Vesak) means the worship of Buddha on the full moon day of the sixth lunar month. This usually happens during May. In the case of a year with an extra eighth lunar month – Adhikamasa (there are 13 full moons in that year) – the Visakha Bucha Day falls on the full moon day of the seventh lunar month. BIRTH –…

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Makha Bucha Day

Makha Bucha Day Is a public holiday here in Thailand and is being celebrated each and every year. In order to give you a bit of a background story to your day off, here comes the history. It all occurred full 9 months after Buddha achieved Enlightenment on a full moon day of the 6th lunar month, 45 years before the buddhist era. At this very full moon day of the 3rd lunar month, Makha, four special events took place: 1,250 followers came to see Buddha on that very evening All…

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Wan Khao Phansa – Buddhist Lent Day

Wan Khao Pansa marks the beginning of the Buddhist ‘lent’ period. This is a time when monks are supposed to co back to their temples while new life springs forth. It is not an official public holiday but schools and Universities might still be closed. The Buddhist lent is an annual three months disciplinary practice for Buddhist monks. According to Buddha monks should stop traveling during the three months of the lent (rainy season) and avoid the dangers that come with traveling during that time. The lent period lasts from the…

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Asanha Bucha Day

Asanha Bucha (or Asalha Puja in other countries) is a Theravada Buddhist festival. It usually takes place at the end of July (full moon of the eighth lunar month). Another synonym for this day is ‘Dharma Day’. It is a very important buddhist festival since it celebrates the Buddha’s first sermon in which he announced the doctrine to his former associates that came to him during his enlightenment. The first sermon (“setting into motion the wheel of dharma”) is the teaching of the four noble truths that are suffering (dukkha),…

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