Thais make merit on Makha Bucha Day
Date : 19 กุมภาพันธ์ 2562
BANGKOK, 19th February 2019 (NNT) - Buddhists from across the country are giving alms and making merit in observence of Makha Bucha Day.
Residents of Nakhon Si Thammarat are dressing in white to visit Wat Phra Mahathat to pay their respects and clothe the temple's chedi, as part of the country's 800-year old tradition for many Buddhists to visit Wat Phra Mahathat as part of their lifetime Buddhist pilgrimage.
In Yala, Governor Anuchit Trakulmututa led the alms giving ceremony at Wat Prhamahatha Chedi where Phra Siripunyakhun headed the monks participating in the ceremony.
At Wat Pho Chai , both Thai and Lao Buddhists gave alms to 69 monks and took part in a candle procession around the Chedi.
Residents along the Mekong River also gathered at Wat Siri Maha Katchai to give alms to 67 Buddhist monks who had lined up along the riverbank. In the evening, attendants will take part in a candle procession around the chedi in the river.
In Khon Kaen, residents gathered at Wat That Phra Aram Luang to give alms in the form of rice and dried food to monks, and to take part in the auspicious sermon.
In Kanchanaburi, Buddhists gave alms at Wat Chaichumphon Chanasongkhram to encourage the further practice of Buddhist faith.
In Nakhon Pathom, residents gave alms to 400 Buddhist monks in front of the Buddha statue in Phutthamonthon . This year, the Sangha Supreme Council worked with the National Office of Buddhism to host a Buddhism promotion week at Phutthamonthon between February 15th and 20th, consisting of activities such as blessings, meditation, prayers, dharma talks, and alms giving.
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