Asalaha Bucha Day

East marks double Buddhist holiday

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 16:11
Buddhists throughout the east spent two days making merit, giving alms, studying Dharma and making charitable donations for the double holiday of Asalaha Bucha Day and Khao Phansaa.

Buddhist Lent begins today

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 13:40
July 30 & 31 This year, the Buddhist holy days of Asalaha Bucha and Khao Pansaa fall on July 30 & 31.  Both are recognized public holidays, and therefore banks, government offices and many businesses will be closed, creating a long, 4-day holiday. It is also...

Monday, June 1 is Visakha Bucha Day

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 11:37
Banks and government offices closed Monday, June 1, is one of the most venerated holidays on the Buddhist calendar: Visakha Bucha Day. This Buddhist Holy Day marks the beginning of the Buddhist Era 2,557 years ago, and celebrates the miracle of the Buddha being born,...
It was a quieter Friday and Saturday in Pattaya as typical party nights were transformed into evenings for religious reverence for Asalaha Bucha Day and the start of Buddhist Lent.
Parts or all of Beach Road will be closed from 1-6 p.m. July 9 as the city rolls out its annual Khao Pansaa (Buddhist Lent) Candle Parade and Competition.

No booze for Valentine’s Day in Pattaya

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 16:50
Valentine’s Day romantics will have to find another way to get their loved one into the right mood after Pattaya’s police chief said he will uphold the law banning alcohol sales on religious holidays.
More than 1,000 Chonburi residents chanted “the ultimate prayer” for three days and nights to mark Asalaha Bucha Day and the start of Buddhist Lent. Chonburi Red Cross President Bussarawadee Eakchai kicked off the “Itipiso” prayer ceremony July 20 at the Buddha Savika Office in Klongkiew.
Students and teachers at Pattaya’s Redemptorist School for the Blind marked the start of Buddhist Lent with a candle parade and donation to area monks.

Alcohol sales banned July 22-23

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 18:04
Back-to-back Buddhist holidays this week mean two dry days in Pattaya as bars, restaurants and entertainment venues are barred from selling alcohol. Asalaha Bucha Day, Monday, July 22, and Khao Pansaa, or “Buddhist Lent,” Tuesday, July 23, traditionally have been days when bars were requested to...

Buddhist Lent begins next week

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 18:06
July 22 & 23 This year, the Buddhist holy days of Asalaha Bucha and Khao Pansaa fall on July 22 & 23.  Both are recognized public holidays, and therefore banks and most businesses will be closed. It is also against the rules to sell alcoholic beverages...
Last weekend, parades filled the streets and local temples were filled with worshipers as Thailand celebrated two major Buddhist holidays, Asalaha Bucha Day and Khao Pansaa.

Buddhist Lent begins today

Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:44
August 2 & 3 This year, the Buddhist holy days of Asalaha Bucha and Khao Pansaa fall on August 2 & 3.  Both are recognized public holidays, and therefore banks and most businesses will be closed.  

Alcohol sales banned Aug. 2-3

Wednesday, 01 August 2012 09:28
Back-to-back Buddhist holidays this week mean two dry days in Pattaya as bars, restaurants and entertainment venues are barred from selling alcohol.
The Greater Pattaya area celebrated summer’s double Buddhist holiday, partaking in traditional ceremony for Asalaha Bucha Day then lighting up candles for Khao Phansa, also known as Buddhist Lent.

Buddhist Lent begins this weekend

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 15:35
July 15 & 16 This year, the Buddhist holy days of Asalaha Bucha and Khao Pansaa fall on July 15 and 16.  Both are recognized public holidays, and therefore banks and most businesses will be closed.  Since Buddhist Lent falls on a Saturday, the official...