Thailand 19 Feb 2019 19:58
Makha Bucha is a Buddhist holiday celebrated in Thailand each year on the full moon of the third lunar month. On this day, celebrated in temples (Wat) nationwide, Buddhists gather to show respect for Buddha and take part in merit-making activities. The spiritual aims of this day are to do only good, abstain from all sins and purify one's mind. Followers take part in different religious activities, such as listen to sermons, pray, meditate and provide monks with food and other offerings. One of the most well-known rituals on this day is the candlelight procession, where devotees walk around the temple three times. This religious celebration commemorates the day when Buddha ordained 1,250 monks and delivered pivotal sections of his teachings. This event is widely recognized as the beginning of the spread of the principles of Buddhism, a key day in the development of the religion.