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Makha Bucha Day Words of Wisdom

» 18 February 2011 » In Thai Tradtion and Culture » No Comments

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Makha Bukha Day is an important Buddhist holiday in Thailand celebrated on the full moon of the third lunar month. Many Thai people will visit the temple on this day to take part in candle lit ceremony. We visit the famous Wat Chedi Luang temple in Chiang Mai for the event where hundreds of people form a procession round the temple led by dozens of monks.

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A Thai Housewarming – Family, Friends & Food

» 01 November 2010 » In Thai Tradtion and Culture » 1 Comment

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Khuan Ban Mai (ขึ้นบ้านใหม่), the blessing of a new house, is regarded by Thai people as a very auspicious event. It celebrates the completion of a new home by bringing together friends and family and performing a Buddhist rite to encourage good fortune and prosperity for the new dwelling and its inhabitants. Before the ceremony […]

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