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Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - Visakha Bucha Day

Discussion in 'Social and Public Events Calender' started by Stamp, 8 May 2014.

  1. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    The Meaning of Wisaka Bucha
    Wisaka Bucha (วันวิสาขบูชา), pronounced Wisakha Bucha in Thai, is the most important religious holiday in the Buddhist calendar.

    It celebrates the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha. According to the Theravada Buddhist traditions observed in South East Asian countries, these three events all took place on the same day of the year, the full moon day of the Indian lunar month of Wisaka. Thus, the Buddha’s enlightenment took place on his thirty-fifth birthday and he passed away on his eightieth birthday. Wisaka, the sixth lunar month, usually falls in May. In most of these countries, including Thailand, it is an official public holiday.

    In 2014, Wisaka Bucha will be held on Tuesday, 13 May 2014


    Wan Wisaka Bucha / Visakha Bucha Day / Vesak | Chiang Mai Best
     
  2. Makaveli

    Makaveli aka 2Pac Staff Member

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    And at last we do have this one off from work...
     
  3. Mati

    Mati Well-Known Member

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    Easing our way back into work...lovely. I guess it would be interesting to hang around a temple on Tuesday then?
     

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