Buddhist Lent in Thailand in 2020

Buddhist Lent in Thailand in 2020
  How long until Buddhist Lent?
This holiday next takes place in 349 days.
  Dates of Buddhist Lent in Thailand
2021Thailand Sun, Jul 25Government Holiday
2020Thailand Sun, Jul 5Government Holiday
2019Thailand Wed, Jul 17Government Holiday
2018Thailand Fri, Jul 27Government Holiday
2017Thailand Tue, Jul 11Government Holiday
Marks the start of the three month period when Monks have to stay in the one place
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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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