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Thais and Foreigners Celebrate Visakha Bucha Day

Visith Pinpawong 15.06.2012 01:33
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Locals and foreigners were spotted celebrating Visakha Bucha Day on June 4th with merit-making activities like giving food to monks and performing the Wien Tien ceremony at temples throughout Pattaya, with the largest celebrations being held at Pratamnak Hill.



The merit-making ceremony included activities where rice and dry food were offered to monks at various temples. The evening celebration included Wien Tien when people circumnavigate a temple with lighted candles in hand.

Apart from the merit-making activities, there was also a morning Walk-Run Marathon. The marathon kicked off in front of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya Office (TAT), with the route progressing to Pratamnak Hill and returning to the TAT office. The marathon consisted of a 5-kilometer run and a 3-kilometer walk which was attended by hundreds of locals and foreigners of all ages, and even dogs!

This year’s Visakha Bucha Day is particularly special, as the day is also the 2,600th anniversary of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.

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Visakha Bucha Day marks the three most important events in the life of the Lord Buddha, which all occurred on the same date: his birth, his enlightenment, and his attainment of nirvana.

Thais and Foreigners Celebrate Visakha Bucha Day - Pattaya - Pattaya Times News - visakha - bucha - day - thais - buddist - ceremony 

Thais and foreigners were seen celebrating the 2,600th anniversary of the Lord Buddha’s enlightenment and the birth of Buddhism on Visakha Bucha Day.




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