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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...

Devotees Gathered at Wat Chai Mongkol in Pattaya During Makha Bucha Day

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Pattaya — Wat Chai Mongkol held a vibrant celebration of Makha Bucha Day on Saturday, February 24th, drawing devotees and Buddhists from across Pattaya and nearby communities. Makha Bucha Day, observed on the 15th day of...

Local villagers in Chachoengsao build enormous phallus for rain-making ceremony

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Chachoengsao - Local villagers in the Yothaka Subdistrict of Chachoengsao province on Wednesday, June 9th, built an enormous phallus on the road as a part of a local rain-making ceremony. The giant penis-shaped amulet, or "Palad...

The Original Thailand Vegetarian Festival Begins in Phuket This Weekend

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The annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival will be held for nine days starting this upcoming weekend. This year the festival will be from October 15th to October 23rd, 2023. The Vegetarian Festival is a belief of...

Visakha Bucha Day Coming on May 22nd, 2024: Alcohol Sales Banned Nationwide in Thailand

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National— Visakha Bucha Day, also known as Vesak, 2024 will be on May 22nd, which is a public holiday. The sale of all types of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in convenience stores and entertainment venues...

A video look at Pattaya marking Makha Bucha day last night

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Take a look at Pattaya marking one of its biggest religious holidays: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IoU-guYDzw

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...

UPDATE: Exiled Chinese Christian Group Safely Leaves Thailand to U.S.A.

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Thailand – An exiled Chinese Christian group left Thailand and arrived in the United States of America after they were detained for overstay in what became an international incident. Our previous story: A large group of Chinese...

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...

Outspoken Former MP from the Move Forward Party Proposes to Cancel Alcohol Sales Ban...

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National — Mrs. Amornrat Chokpamitkul, a former MP for the Move Forward Party, posted her opinions on Facebook stating Thailand should cancel an alcohol sales ban on religious holidays due to its lack of reasonable...
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