Today’s Holiday: Asanha Bucha Day

Today’s Holiday:
Asanha Bucha Day

Celebrated in Thailand on the first full moon of the eighth lunar month, Asanha Bucha Day marks the first public sermon given by Buddha, which took place at Deer Park in Benares, India. The day also marks the beginning of Vassa, the Buddhist lent period also known as the Rains Retreat. Ceremonies are held in Buddhist temples throughout the country, and elaborate wax candles are lit and kept burning throughout lent. On this day, townspeople will put flowers into their bowls instead of food, and the monks offer these flowers at the temple in honor of the Buddha. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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