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Buddhists set to celebrate major holy day - No alcohol sale on 1 June

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  1. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    PHUKET: Devout Buddhists in Phuket and elsewhere throughout Thailand, and around the world, will commemorate Visakha Bucha Day on Monday (June 1).

    Chris Husted

    Tuesday 26 May 2015, 02:55PM


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    At many, though not all, Thai temples, Buddhists circle the main building three times, holding incense, a candle and a lotus. Photo John Sheldrick

    Visakha Bucha Day marks the anniversary of the birth, enlightenment and passing of Gautama Buddha. The trinity of events occurred on the same date on the Asian lunar calendar – the full moon of the sixth Thai lunar month – albeit in different years.

    As Visakha Bucha is a holy day, shops, bars and restaurants are barred from selling alcohol for 24 hours from midnight at the end of Sunday night.

    Phuket Immigration and other government offices will be closed for the holiday, as will main branches of banks.

    The Class Act Media office will also be closed to mark the holiday.

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  2. ramses

    ramses Well-Known Member

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    If I recall correctly, they really make a big deal about this at the Marble Temple near Ratchadoemnoen Ave. The temple is called Wat Benchama-something.
     

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