Buddhist Lent

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,...
Buddhists from Sattahip to Pattaya celebrated the end of three months of lent and welcomed the traditional end of rainy season with offerings of homemade sweets.

Buddhist Lent ends Wednesday, October 8

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:19
Wednesday, October 8 marks the end of this year’s Buddhist Lent, or Auk Pansaa, celebrated on the full moon night of the eleventh lunar month of the year.  The event also marks the “official” end of the rainy season, even though the weather might not...

Chonburi buffaloes race again Oct. 4-10

Thursday, 18 September 2014 13:01
Buffalo racing returns to Chonburi the day before the end of Buddhist Lent in the province’s annual festival featuring games and contests. Deputy Gov. Worawit Saisupatpon chaired the Sept. 9 planning meeting to prepare for the 2014 Buffalo Racing Festival held in concert with Chonburi City...

Candle parades light up Buddhist Lent

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 16:34
Buddhists across the Eastern Seaboard lit the way for monks heading into seclusion with candle parades to mark the start of Buddhist Lent.  Shown here is the beautiful effort from Lerdpanya School in Sattahip, which won the candle-carving competition there for the fourth consecutive year.
A Buddhism week is held each year during July in Thailand to enable government and private sectors to organize religious activities to mark two significant days in Buddhism: Asalha Puja and the beginning of Buddhist Lent. 

An early start to Buddhist Lent

Thursday, 10 July 2014 11:13
Early morning rush hour traffic came to a standstill in North Pattaya recently when the students from the Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind commemorated the start of this year’s Buddhist Lent.
International and local travelers are invited to join the Thai Buddhist community nationwide in celebrating the start of Buddhist Lent 2014. Referred to as Khao Phansa in Thai, Buddhist Lent, or Buddhist Rains Retreat, lasts three months, and it begins from the first day of the...
Bangkok, 2 July 2014 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invites international and local travellers to join the Thai Buddhist community nationwide in marking the start of this year’s Buddhist Lent from 11 – 13 July.
Parts or all of Beach Road will be closed from 1-6 p.m. July 9 as the city rolls out its annual 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.

Eastern Seaboard marks end of Buddhist Lent

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 14:35
The Eastern Seaboard marked the end of three months of Buddhist Lent with merit-making ceremonies and re-enactments of Lord Buddha’s return to earth from heaven. Government officials and residents participated in the traditional Tak Bat Devo ceremonies at all local temples Oct. 19. Believers...

Auk Pansaa signals the end of the rainy season

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 16:10
Auk Pansaa, the end of Buddhist Lent, in theory signals the end of the rainy season in Thailand.  This cannot come too soon for some families in the region, as shown by this mother and child, smiling in the face of adversity from the steps...

Chonburi buffalo races on for this weekend

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 16:21
To celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent, Chonburi officials have once again organized their annual Buffalo Racing Festival. The weeklong festival runs from Oct. 14-20, with the highlight being the buffalo races Oct 18-20 on the field in front of city and provincial government offices.

Buddhist Lent ends Saturday, October 19

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 16:24
Saturday, October 19 marks the end of this year’s Buddhist Lent, or Auk Pansaa, celebrated on the full moon night of the eleventh month of the year.  The event also marks the “official” end of the rainy season, even though the weather might not necessarily...

Chonburi buffalo races set for Oct. 18-20

Thursday, 10 October 2013 14:13
To celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent, Chonburi officials have once again organized their annual Buffalo Racing Festival. The weeklong festival runs from Oct. 14-20, with the highlight being the buffalo races Oct 18-20 on the field in front of city and provincial government offices.

Chonburi buffalo races set for Oct. 14-20

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:40
The end of Buddhist Lent is approaching, and Chonburi officials have started planning the province’s annual buffalo races that also signal the official end to the rainy season.
Long before Pattaya Beach became an international tourist resort, back when rice paddies outnumbered streets, Thailand’s farmers didn’t want monks trampling their crops. So, for three months, priests stayed inside their temples and the tradition of Buddhist Lent candles was born.
The Pattaya area celebrated summer’s double Buddhist holiday, partaking in traditional ceremonies for Asalaha Bucha Day then lighting up candles for Buddhist Lent. From Naklua’s Sanctuary of Truth to South Pattaya’s Chaimongkol Temple and beyond, people queued up to donate rice, dried food and robes to...
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