Buddhist Lent around the world in 2021

Buddhist Lent around the world in 2021

  How long until Buddhist Lent?
Buddhist Lent
  Dates of Buddhist Lent around the world
2022 ThailandJul 13
Thailand Wed, Jul 13Government Holiday
2021 ThailandJul 25, Jul 27
Thailand Tue, Jul 27National Holiday (in lieu)
Thailand Sun, Jul 25Government Holiday
2020 ThailandJul 7
Thailand Tue, Jul 7National Holiday (in lieu)
2019 ThailandJul 17
Thailand Wed, Jul 17Government Holiday
2018 ThailandJul 27
Thailand Fri, Jul 27Government Holiday

Marks the start of the three month period when Monks have to stay in the one place

  Which countries observe Buddhist Lent in 2021?
  ThailandJul 25Government Holiday
  ThailandJul 27National Holiday (in lieu)
Related holidays

When does Buddhist Lent begin?

Buddhist Lent begins on the day after Asahna Bucha, which is observed on the first full moon of the eighth lunar month.

Traditions of Buddhist Lent

Known as Khao Phansa or 'Buddhist Lent', this day marks the beginning of the three-lunar-month period, during which all monks should stay in their temples and not travel.

During the lent period, elaborate wax candles are kept burning. In the city of Ubon, a Candle Festival is held. Following a parade of candles, the winners of best candle design are announced.

Khao Phansa or Buddhist Lent Day is a government holiday in Thailand, though banks are not closed.

The first of day of Buhhdist Lent used to be a public holiday but was replaced by Asahna Bucha in 2007. During Asahna Bucha and Khao Phansa, it is illegal to buy and sell alcohol.

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