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February 2020

Sunday ( 12:00 AM - 7:00 PM )

Makha Bucha Day

Location: ครัวภูเขาทอง (Golden Mount Kitchen) 344 Soi Ban Bat, Khwaeng Ban Bat Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, Thailand

Phone: +66 93286244


Makha Bucha, sometimes spelled Magha Puja, is one of the most important dates in the Buddhist calendar. Celebrated on the full moon night of the third lunar month, it is a day of veneration, marking the day nine months after Buddha's enlightenment when 1,250 of his ordained followers spontaneously gathered to hear Him give a sermon, at which he established the basic tenants of the monastic order - the Sangha. The day is a public holiday in Thailand, as well as Laos and Cambodia.

Observances on the day begin around sunset at temples all around Thailand. Thais will come to pray, make offerings, then, after sunset, there will be candlelight processions around the ordination hall (ubosot) or pagoda, if the temple has an especially important one.

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