Visakha Bucha Day

Pattaya-area residents crowded temples to mark the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha on the most important of Buddhist holidays, Visakha Bucha Day. Pattaya residents began the day early, taking children and relatives to make merit at local temples. Food and desserts were given as...

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,...
Chonburi will mark Monday’s Visakha Bucha holiday by hosting a full-day of activities to kick off its “Buddhism Promotion Week.” Deputy Mayor Chamnanwit Taerat met with provincial officials May 18 to put the finishing touches on plans for the celebration, which will feature a “meditation walk/run”,...
Pattaya-area Buddhists circle Wat Nong Or, performing the Wien Thien ceremony on Visakha Bucha Day May 13.  Throughout the kingdom, this most holy of holidays on the Buddhist calendar marks the triple occasion of the birth of Buddha, the day of his enlightenment and his...
Buddhist followers embraced the benefits of exercise as Pattaya organized a walk-run marathon for Visakha Bucha Day on May 13. Co-sponsored by the Pattaya Run and Bicycle for Health Club and Thai Health Promotion Foundation, the “Walk, Run, and Meditate” event aimed to get Pattaya locals...
Pattaya again will invite people to exercise and meditate during the annual Visakha Bucha Day walk-run. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presided over the April 30 planning meeting for the event, co-sponsored by the Pattaya Run and Cycling for Health Club. The May 13 event features an...

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.
Chonburi officials and Chonkanyanukul School marked Visakha Bucha Day with alms giving, merit making and sermons. Gov. Khomsan Ekachai presided over the May 23 ceremony at the school, which had organized the program to educate Buddhists on dharma and implementing it in their daily lives.
Buddhists mixed exercise and meditation as Pattaya organized a walk-run marathon for Visakha Bucha Day. Co-sponsored by the Pattaya Run and Bicycle for Health Club and Thai Health Promotion Foundation, the May 24 “Walk, Run, and Meditate” event aimed to get Pattaya locals to care for...
Friday parties give way to worship on Visakha Bucha Day Friday night parties turned to reverence as Pattaya-area Buddhists marked Visakha Bucha Day. Believers flocked to Nongor, Bhodhisamphan, Naklua, Thamsamakkee, Chaimongkol, and Khao Phra Yai temples...

Today (Friday) is Visakha Bucha Day

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 16:47
Banks and government offices closed Friday, May 24, 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 2,553 years ago, and celebrates the miracle of the Buddha being born,...

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.

Bars close for holiest of Buddhist holidays

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 13:10
As per law for every Buddhist holiday, Pattaya’s bars and nightspots closed for Visakha Bucha Day.  From Walking Street to Drinking Street, Third Road to Soi 6, the neon was dimmed, music hushed and beer taps dry. Even convenience stores posted signs informing unaware tourists...

Pattaya Sports Club buy a new fish

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 17:05
Even though many Thais speak English very well, there are times when a mispronunciation, in all innocence, brings howls of laughter. I was asked once whether we needed any calendar for the chicken tonight. It should have been coriander.
Pattaya-area Buddhists flocked to area temples for Visakha Bucha Day which, this year, carried special significance as it marked the 2,600th anniversary of Lord Buddha’s enlightenment.
SI SA KET, 9 June 2012 - Residents of Bueng Boon in Si Sa Ket province have discovered human skeletal remains and objects believed to be ancient artifacts. The remains together with age-old pottery and weapons were unearthed and collected in two separate bundles when...
Sattahip opened its celebration of 2,600 years of Buddhist enlightenment with a religious ceremony at Samakhee Banpot Temple.

Monday is Visakha Bucha Day

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:04
Banks and government offices closed Monday, June 4, 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 2,555 years ago, and celebrates the miracle of the Buddha being born,...

Buddhists begin observing Visakha Bucha

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:28
Thai Buddhists have started their processions to temples to study dharma and make merit before Visakha Bucha Day next week.
Area Buddhists came by boat, bicycle and on foot to area temples to mark Visakha Bucha Day, which this year was declared an international day of peace.
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