Tags : Merit


Thai people join merit-making ceremonies in remembrance of the passing

Thai people across the country, many wearing yellow, made merit, attended religious ceremonies and participated in activities today to commemorate the passing of the beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. In Bangkok, a large crowd presented alms to 489 monks and novices as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha led cabinet ministers, military leaders and government officials to […]Read More


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


Thais make merit on Makha Bucha Day

BANGKOK, 19th February 2019 (NNT) – Buddhists from across the country are giving alms and making merit in observence of Makha Bucha Day. Residents of Nakhon Si Thammarat are dressing in white to visit Wat Phra Mahathat to pay their respects and clothe the temple’s chedi, as part of the country’s 800-year old tradition for […]Read More


Merit-Making Ceremony Dedicated to Late King Bhumibol

BANGKOK, DEC 4 (TNA) – Thai lawmakers attend a merit-making ceremony dedicated to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, one day before His Majesty’s birthday anniversary which is also designated Thai National Day. The King’s birthday on December 5 is also celebrated as Father’s Day in Thailand. Full story: tnamcot.com TNARead More


Phuket holds mass merit-making event for Phoenix boat victims

PHUKET, 22nd August 2018 (NNT) – Phuket province is holding a special two-day mass merit-making event for a group of 47 Chinese tourists who died in the Phoenix tour boat disaster on July 5th, 2018. The two-day event began today (Aug 22nd) at Saphan Hin in Phuket’s Muang district and will continue until tomorrow. This […]Read More


Cave boys undergo spirit-boosting rite, make merit for Saman

The 12 young footballers and their assistant coach rescued from Tham Luang Cave underwent a “life-prolonging ritual” at a temple on Thursday morning intended to lift their morale and that of their families. Phra Khruba Saengla Thammasiri, abbot of Wat Phra That Sai Muang in the Myanmar border town of Tachilek, performed the ceremony at […]Read More


PM invites buddhists to make merit in Vesak Day

BANGKOK, 20 May 2016 (NNT) – The Prime Minister has invited faithful Buddhists to make merit, observe the percepts, and respect the law and order on the occasion of Vesak Day, says spokesman. The Government Spokesman Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd revealed that the Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed his remark to the general […]Read More


Merit-making ceremonies held across Thailand to mark HM Queen’s birthday

BANGKOK, 12 August 2015 (NNT) – Members of the public across Thailand have participated in mass alms-making ceremonies in honor of Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday anniversary. In the North, provincial governors in Nongbua Lamphu, Surin and Lamphun led local people in an alms-giving ceremony and a ceremony to release fish back into their natural […]Read More