Buddhist Lent begins next weekend

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August 2 & 3

This year, the Buddhist holy days of Asalaha Bucha and Khao Pansaa fall on August 2 and 3.  Both are recognized public holidays, and therefore banks and most businesses will be closed.

Many activities are planned throughout the city, especially at our temples, and everyone is invited to take part.

It is also against the rules to sell alcoholic beverages during religious holidays in Thailand, which means bars and entertainment places will be closed on Thursday and Friday night, August 2 & 3.