Makha Bucha Day - 18th February




We did visit a temple for this special festival - "the date varies depending on the lunar cycle. 
Makha Bucha commemorates the unique event when 1,250 of the Lord Buddha’s disciples spontaneously gathered to hear him preach.
In the morning many Thai people were up early to make merit by giving alms to monks (tam-bun). 
This evening, many temples have been busy with people listening to sermons and performing the candle ceremony known as wian tian (wian=circle; tian=candle) Holding flowers, incense and a lighted candle, Buddhists walk clockwise around the main bot of the temple. This is done three times."
It is also referred to as the Buddhist Day of Love.
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