Gay in Chiang Mai : Face Book Page Logo Gay in Chiang Mai : Twitter Feed Logo Gay in Chiang Mai : contactr by email
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Makha Bucha Day

February 19

‘Makha Bucha’ Day (วันมาฆบูชา) is a Buddhist holiday and a national public holiday throughout Thailand. It is a very important day for Buddhists and one of the three holiest days in the Buddhist calendar, which usually falls on the full moon day (15th day of the waxing moon) on the third lunar month. In the Thai language, the name is derived from Pali; the third lunar month is known as Makha and Bucha means “to venerate” or “to honor”. Makha Bucha Day is literraly for the veneration of the Lord Buddha and his teachings on the full moon day of the third lunar month.

On Makha Bucha Day people visit temples to pray, meditate, and engage in various forms of merit. They also observe the five precepts of Buddhism. Temples across Thailand hold candlelight processions in the evening to celebrate the day.

All public offices and many business are closed on Makha Bucha. All Bars are usually closed as the sale of alcohol is not appropriate and banned on Buddhist holidays.

Details

Date:
February 19
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:

Regular weekly events

Show at Ram Bar

Chiang Mai's must see event. The Ram Bar Chiang Mai's most popular Cabaret show is every night from 10 p.m until 11.30.

Cabaret Show at Chiang Mai's friendliest Gay Bar - Ram Bar.  Every night

Cabaret Show at Chiang Mai’s friendliest Gay Bar – Ram Bar. Every Monday Through Saturday night

C.M. Gay Men’s Group Meetup

The group meets regularly on Saturday mornings for brunch in the basement food court at Kad Suan Kaew shoopin mall. Check the event calendar for details