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Visakha Bucha Day 2020

The day that marks three most important events in Buddha's life with beautiful ceremonies

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Visakha Bucha Day in Thailand 2020 - Best Time
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Although the holiday is a religious one and most loud bars and alcohol shops get closed, it is a remarkable peaceful time. Buddhists all over the Kingdom make offerings and participate in family gatherings. There is also a beautiful ceremony performed by the monks. Each year they light thousands of lamps and candles around the temples, making it a truly warm scene. The holiday is set according to the lunar calendar, therefore there are no set dates, but it most often falls in May or June.

Night-time candle-lit ceremony at Wat Phan Tao on Visakha Bucha Day, Chiang Mai, Thailand 2020
Night-time candle-lit ceremony at Wat Phan Tao on Visakha Bucha Day, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Some of the best places to experience Visakha Bucha Day celebrations are Wat Phra Kaew temple in Bangkok, Phutthamonthon in Nakhon Pathom, and Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai.

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