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People celebrate Visakha Puja Day with merit-making

BANGKOK, 4 June 2012  – Buddhists in Bangkok are celebrating Visahka Puja Day with merit-making, with the biggest celebration being held in Sanam...

Buddha Jayanti celebration to be held in Nakhon Si Thammarat

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 21 May 2012  – Considered to be the birth place of Buddhism in the Southeast Asian region, Nakhon Si Thammarat...

Govt to organize 2600th Buddha Jayanti celebration

BANGKOK, 17 May 2012 - The government is prepared to organize regional celebrations to mark the 2,600th year anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment.  ...

Visakha Bucha Day, the beginning of the Buddhist Era 2,554 years...

Banks and government offices closed Tuesday, May 17, is one of the most venerated holidays on the Buddhist calendar: Visakha Bucha Day. This Buddhist...

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Thai baht at weakest level against dollar in 5 years supports export products: Finance...

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