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Alcohol Sales Banned for End of Buddhist Lent This Upcoming Sunday

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Thailand – The end of Buddhist Lent this year will be on Sunday, October 29th when alcohol sales will be banned nationwide for 24 hours. The End of Buddhist Lent also called “Awk Phansa” in Thai...

Makha Bucha day is this upcoming Wednesday, alcohol sales ban incoming

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Thailand- Makha Bucha day, one of the holiest Buddhist holidays, falls on this upcoming Wednesday, February 16th, in Thailand. The day will be marked with many religious ceremonies and gatherings which have been allowed to continue...

Buddhist Bangkokians Demand Removal of What They Call a Disturbing Statue

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Bangkok — Buddhist people in Bangkok are demanding the removal of a tall, mystical statue that they claimed is disturbing and fear-inducing. The statue, which is located in a private area of the Night Bazaar Hotel...

Banglamung to allow basic candle processions at local temples for Makha Bucha day, with...

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Banglamung- Prominent local monks confirmed with The Pattaya News that temples in Pattaya and Banglamung will be allowed to mark Makha Bucha day, including candle processions under Covid-19 precautions, but that there would be no...

Thai PM orders strict discipline and principles adhered to for Buddhist monks nationwide following...

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Bangkok - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O'Cha ordered the National Office of Buddhism to strengthen the discipline and principles of monks nationwide following recent news regarding inappropriate behaviors among Thai monks. Government spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana told the...

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...

Happy Vesak Day! An explanation on this important religious holiday in Thailand and its...

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Thailand - Vesak Day, also called Visakha Bucha Day in Thailand, is marked on the day of the full moon in the month of May yearly. Marked on the 26th of this year, it is...

Pattaya Police Patrol City to Ensure No Alcohol Sold During End of Buddhist Lent...

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Pattaya — Pattaya police and city officials conducted a citywide patrol yesterday, October 29th, to ensure that businesses complied with the no-alcohol sale policy during the end of Buddhist Lent Day. A video version of this...

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...

Pattaya Police Chief warns public about alcohol sales ban on Makha Bucha as they...

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Chonburi - The Pattaya Police chief warned local restaurants and shops not to sell and serve all kinds of alcoholic beverages on Makha Bucha Day (A religious holiday) tomorrow, February 16th, as they could face...
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