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 province will be holding a celebration to mark the 2,600th anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment, or Buddha Jayanti. 

On the occasion of the 2,600th anniversary of the Lord Buddha’s Enlightenment, Nakhon Si Thammarat province will organize a grand celebration to show the Buddhist faith, pride and cooperation. Religious as well as academic activities will take place as part of the celebration during 29 May – 4 June.

The province will host a mass alms-offering ceremony involving 126,000 monks, which is the largest yet in Thailand. Other activities to mark the special occasion include a bathing ceremony of the Phra Borommathat pagoda.

Additionally, Nakhon Si Thammarat province will see all its Buddhist residents wear white during this grand celebration.