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Religious holidays bring two alcohol ban days, three-day weekend

PHUKET: People across Phuket woke today to a 48-hour ban on the sale of alcohol as the nation commemorates the major Buddhist holidays Asarnha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent) this weekend. The auspicious Buddhist holidays Asarnha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent), also called “Vassa”, will be observed today and tomorrow (July […]Read More

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Buddhists nationwide make merit on Asanha Puja Day

KHON KAEN (NNT) – During the religious holidays of Asanha Puja Day and Buddhist Lent Day, people are going out to make merit at temples, while many buy Lent candles in tribute to the occasion. At the municipal fresh market in Phichit, a large number of people bought Lent candles, offerings, inner garments and yellow […]Read More

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94 years jail term for ex-Buddhism office chief Panom Sornsilp

Former director of the National Office of Buddhism (NoB), Panom Sornsilp, and three other former senior officials were yesterday handed heavy prison sentences, after they were found guilty of corruption in connection with temple funds by the Criminal Court for Corruption Cases. 61-year old Mr. Panom was given 35 years, commuted to 23 years and […]Read More

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COVID-19: Buddhists invited to perform Visakha Puja Day activities at

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, Tewan Liptapallop, paid homage to the abbot of Rakhang Khositaram Temple in Bangkok on the occasion of Visakha Puja (Vesak) Day, an important day for Buddhists, commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. Minister Tewan delivered 10,000 Baht in cash, sacks of rice, […]Read More

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Thai and Lao Buddhists Join Visakha Bucha Week Merit Making

LOEI, May 27 (TNA) – Buddhists in Thai and Lao border towns on Monday jointly organised a merit making ceremony marking the Visakha Bucha week in Loei province, northeastern Thailand. Hundreds of people gathered at a bridge over Mekong River in Loei’s Tha Li district on Monday. Full story: tna.mcot.net TNARead More

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Buddhists Offer Alms on Visakha Bucha Day

BANGKOK, May 18 (TNA) – Devout Buddhists throughout Thailand on Saturday offered morning alms, listened to teachings given by senior monks at temples to mark Visakha Bucha Day. Visakha Bucha Day commemorates three major events in the life of Lord Buddha: his birth, his enlightenment and his death. Full story: tna.mcot.net TNARead More

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Thailand’s Buddhism Promotion Week begins

BANGKOK, 12 MAY 2019(NNT)- The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is holding an auspicious event for Buddhists to pay homage to the sacred relics of Lord Buddha, marking the annual Visakha Bucha Day. The Deputy Governor of Bangkok, Chakkaphan Phewngam, presided over the ceremony to bring the sacred relics of Lord Buddha from the Grand Palace […]Read More