Makha Bucha Day

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,...
Young Thai dancers perform in front of the Khao Chi Chan Engraved Buddha Image during the annual Makha Bucha Day carving ceremony to preserve the image.  People throughout the Kingdom flocked to local temples to commemorate the occasion when 1,250 disciples traveled to meet with...
Banks, offices will be closed This year, Makha Bucha Day (Buddhist All Saints Day) falls on Wednesday, March 4.  Government offices, banks and many businesses will be closed.

Pattaya celebrates Makha Bucha Day

Thursday, 20 February 2014 12:48
Pattaya Buddhists, shown here on “Buddha Hill” (Wat Khao Phra Yai), made merit and paraded with candles as the area celebrated Makha Bucha Day, one of the holiest days on the Buddhist calendar. This day commemorates the miraculous event when 1,250 disciples of the Buddha,...
Lovebirds found Valentine’s Day in Pattaya a sobering experience, as the romantic holiday coincided with one of the holiest Buddhist days of the year. But in some places, love prevailed. The Banglamung District Office - which usually closes every legal holiday - actually opened on Makha...

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.

Friday February 14 is Makha Bucha Day

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 17:41
Banks, offices will be closed This year, Makha Bucha Day (Buddhist All Saints Day) falls on Friday, February 14.  Government offices, banks and many businesses will be closed.
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)

Holiday, minus the fun

Thursday, 07 March 2013 16:24
The Pattaya Golf Society (IPGC) at Rabbi’s Elephant Bar The Pattaya Golf Society began the week on Makha Bucha Day, Monday 25th February, with a visit to Rayong CC to play a stableford competition on the enigmatic course.  The golfers were met with no caddies,...

Pattaya celebrates Makha Bucha Day

Thursday, 28 February 2013 09:31
Lord Buddha’s smiling statue at Wat Khao Phra Yai on Pratamnak Hill is one of many religious spots throughout Pattaya where thousands of worshippers solemnly joined people all over the Kingdom of Thailand to celebrate Makha Bucha Day, one of the holiest days on the...

Monday, February 25 is Makha Bucha Day

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 17:09
Banks, offices will be closed This year, Makha Bucha Day (Buddhist All Saints Day) falls on Monday, February 25.  Government offices, banks and many businesses will be closed. It is also illegal to sell or distribute alcohol on important religious holidays in Thailand.  
Senior monks lead the Wien Thien ceremony at Wat Dhamsamakhee during Makha Bucha (Buddhist All Saints) Day, March 7.  Thousands upon thousands of faithful visited their local temples to make merit, offer tak bat and perform the Wien Thien ceremony.

Wednesday March 7 is Makha Bucha Day

Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:13
Banks, government offices will be closed This year, Makha Bucha Day (Buddhist All Saints Day) falls on Wednesday, March 7.  Government offices, banks and many businesses will be closed. However, ATMs and currency exchange booths will remain open.

Wednesday March 7 is Makha Bucha Day

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:14
Banks, offices will be closed This year, Makha Bucha Day (Buddhist All Saints Day) falls on Wednesday, March 7.  Government offices, banks and many businesses will be closed. However, ATMs and currency exchange booths will remain open.
Pattaya Buddhists turned out at temples throughout the area to celebrate Makha Bucha Day (Buddhist All Saints Day) Friday, Feb. 18.  Since it was a Friday, Pattaya was filled visitors who had escaped the cities and flocked to the beach for the long weekend.

Pattaya celebrates Makha Bucha Day

Saturday, 19 February 2011 14:16
Pattaya Buddhists turned out at temples throughout the area to celebrate Makha Bucha Day on Friday.

Friday February 18 is Makha Bucha Day

Thursday, 17 February 2011 16:02
Banks, offices will be closed This year, Makha Bucha Day (Buddhist All Saints Day) falls on Friday, February 18.  Government offices, banks and many businesses will be closed. However, ATMs and currency exchange booths will remain open.