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Asanha Bucha Day

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Information about Asanha Bucha Day

This Buddhist festival, which takes place on the full moon day of the eighth lunar month, celebrates the day when the Buddha held his first sermon after his enlightenment to his first five disciples. This is also the day when the first Buddhist monk was ordained. The next day is the beginning of Buddhist Lent and the rainy season retreat of the monks. There are numerous religious celebrations and festivals across the country. The best known festival is probably Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival.

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