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Buddhist Lent begins today

August 2 & 3 This year, the Buddhist holy days of Asalaha Bucha and Khao Pansaa fall on August 2 & 3....

Alcohol sales banned Aug. 2-3

Back-to-back Buddhist holidays this week mean two dry days in Pattaya as bars, restaurants and entertainment venues are barred from selling alcohol. ...

City prepares for Buddhist Lent celebration

Pattaya officials have begun preparations for this year’s Buddhist Lent commemorations, planning for the latest editions of the traditional candle contest and parade....

Pattaya to mark start of Buddhist Lent with walk-run

Pattaya will mark the beginning of Buddhist Lent with a Visakha Bucha Day walk-run and parade June 4. Jinda Maensurin, acting director of...

Under a blood red sky, Pattaya marvels at lunar eclipse

Pattaya denizens gather in the thousands to watch a total lunar eclipse on Constitution Day, Dec. 10.  The full moon turned blood red during...

Sattahip marks end of Buddhist Lent

Sattahip Buddhists marked the end of three months of Buddhist Lent with merit making ceremonies and re-enactments of Lord Buddha’s return to earth...

Tak tries to attract tourist from the East Coast

TRAT, 7 August 2011 -The Office of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Tak Office, has led a team of hotel and resort operators to Trat...

People urged to refrain from alcohol in Buddhist Lent

BANGKOK, 29 July 2011 – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has encouraged people to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages during this Buddhist Lent as...

Booze for non-believers gets 3 Thais busted on Buddhist Lent

Three Thai bar owners who didn’t give up alcohol for Buddhist Lent were arrested for selling it to foreign tourists. ...

Diana Group donates lent candles to Huay Yai Temple

The Diana Group celebrated the start of Buddhist Lent by offering candles and supplies to monks at Huay Yai Temple. ...

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