Buddhist Lent in Thailand in 2021

Buddhist Lent in Thailand in 2021

  How long until Buddhist Lent?
This holiday next takes place in 300 days.
  Dates of Buddhist Lent in Thailand
2022 Thailand Wed, Jul 13 Government Holiday
2021 Thailand Sun, Jul 25 Government Holiday
2020 Thailand Tue, Jul 7 National Holiday (in lieu)
2019 Thailand Wed, Jul 17 Government Holiday
2018 Thailand Fri, Jul 27 Government 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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