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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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