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Monday 9th February, 2009 at 16:31:32| Words: 125 words | Category: News Photos
Makha Bucha is an important religious festival celebrated by Buddhists in Thailand on the full moon day of the third lunar month (usually falls in February). This day marks four events that took place during Lord Buddha's lifetime, namely: 1. 1250 Buddhist monks from different places came to pay homage to Lord Buddha, each of his own initiative and without prior notification or appointment. 2. all of them were enlightened monks 3. all of them had been individually ordained by Lord Buddha himself 4.they assembled on the full moon day of the third lunar month. On this day, Thai people go to their local temple in the morning to make merit, listen to sermons and also to take part in a candle-lit procession around the chapel. (manager.co.th)
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