East meets West – Makha Bucha & Valentine’s converge on Feb. 14

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Valentine’s Day this year will be a special one for the children of Baan Jing Jai when their dream of a new home comes one step closer to reality. (Photo by G.Gaou)

This year, Makha Bucha Day & Valentine’s Day both fall on the same day, Friday, February 14.  Due to it being a major religious holiday, banks and government offices will be closed, although most currency exchange booths will remain open.

Valentine’s Day this year will be a special one for the children of Baan Jing Jai when their dream of a new home comes one step closer to reality. (Photo by G.Gaou)Valentine’s Day this year will be a special one for the children of Baan Jing Jai when their dream of a new home comes one step closer to reality. (Photo by G.Gaou)

It also means that alcohol sales are banned, so you can buy your loved one some roses, but not a bottle of wine (unless you purchase it the day before).  Whether you wish to celebrate one of the holiest days on the Buddhist calendar, or have a romantic evening with your loved one, Pattaya Mail wishes you the happiest of holidays.