Move Foward floats lifting booze ban on Buddhist holidays

In Vesak day or Buddhist days, there is a ceremony called in Thai "Wien Tien" which Buddhist will hold their candle lights and walk around the temple or other Buddhist places 3 rounds praying and make a wish.
In Thailand, where Vesak Day is known as Visakha Buja Day, Buddhists usually make merit by going to temples. Photo: Leelaryonkul.

Key figures in the election-winning Move Forward Party (MFP) have voiced their opposition to the government’s ban on alcohol sales on important Buddhism-related holidays, saying [Read More…]

Buddhists from 80 countries join ‘World Vesak Day at Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University Ayutthaya

Thailand News Breaking News
Thailand News Breaking News. Image: TN.

AYUTTHAYA, 12 May 2014 (NNT) – Leaders of Buddhism from 80 different countries around the world have joined the world Vesak Day Celebration, held at [Read More…]

Buddhists announces Bangkok Declaration

Buddhist ceremony in Sukhothai.
Buddhist monks blesses during a ceremony in Sukhothai. Photo: Tevaprapas.

BANGKOK, 15 May 2011 (NNT) – The International Council of United Nation Day of Vesak has announced the Bangkok Declaration, emphasizing His Majesty the King’s [Read More…]