Two Buddhist festivals marked this weekend in Thailand, history and ritual ceremonies explained, alcohol...

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Thailand - This weekend is filled with two Buddhist festivals in Thailand, Buddhist Lent Day on Saturday, 24th July, and Asalha Puja Day on Sunday, 25th July. Marked in the eighth Buddhist calendar month, Buddhist Lent...

UPDATE: Total of 13 new local Covid-19 cases found in Samut Sakhon

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Samut Sakhon- The Samut Sakhon Public Health Department announced the latest update in relation to the Covid-19 situation in the area last night (December 18th) with a total 13 new local cases of Covid-19. The Pattaya...

Pattaya Mayor says Songkran “Wan Lai” will take place, regardless of water throwing decision...

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Pattaya, Thailand- The Pattaya City Mayor, Sonthaya Khunplume, explained to local media that the city's big Songkran event on April 19th, called Wan Lai, would take place regardless of a Thai Government decision on potentially...

End of Buddhist Lent approaching this Thursday October 21st, 24-hour alcohol sales ban incoming

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Thailand - The end of Buddhist Lent, also called "Awk Phansa" in Thai, is approaching this Thursday, October 21st. The day traditionally also brings a 24-hour total national alcohol sales ban, although it has not...

Pattaya cancels and postpones more events, including religious merit making and temple fair New...

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Pattaya, Chonburi- The Pattaya City Public Relations Department announced this afternoon that they have canceled more events out of precaution and concern of Covid-19. These events include some that we have already covered, such as the...

Twenty Two boys from Father Ray Foundation ordain as novice monks

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The following is a press release from the Father Ray Foundation. Their statements are their own.   In previous years, pre-Covid, the month of April meant long school summer holidays, Songkran, and for many young boys,...

Religious Affairs Director-General encourages Thai Buddhists to pray intensely to fight against Covid-19 crisis

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National - The Director-General of the Religious Affairs Department encourages all Buddhists to pray in order to build a healthy state of mind to fight against various problems affected by the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Kriengsak Bunprasit of...

Dozens of Pattaya monks perform prayer ritual to ward off Covid-19 in the city

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Pattaya, Thailand- Dozens of monks came together (although socially distanced and with masks) at Wat Chai in Pattaya this week to, according to them, conduct a special prayer and ritual to disperse the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Invitation to join English meditation club with experienced monks in Pattaya free

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Pattaya- The following is an invitation from a local group of Thai monks inviting foreigners to join a meditation club free. The statements below are from the local group of monks. Their statements are their...

Visakha Bucha Day is this Wednesday, alcohol sales will be forbidden nationwide in Thailand

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Thailand- This Wednesday, May 26th, 2021, will be one of the holiest days of the year-Visakha Bucha Day, also known as Vesak Day, in Thailand. However, for the second year in a row, the event will...

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