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Thais nationwide observe Visakha Bucha Day today

Thai Buddhists woke up early in the morning Wednesday and went to nearby temples to make merit to mark Visakha Bucha Day.

Traffic was light in Bangkok this morning as today is a public holiday when all government and private sector offices closed.

But at most temples in the capital, traffic was busy as Buddhists flocked to take part in morning ceremonies to offer alms to monks.

One of the popular places where Buddhists visited and offered alms is at the Kwan Riem floating market in Wat Bamphen temple in Bung Khum area where the traditional offering of alms to monks on boats was revived.

Hundred of Buddhists sat on both banks of the San Sab canal to offer alms to monks coming to receive the offerings by boats.

This evening, Thai Buddhists will return to the temples again at 7.00pm to join in a three rounds of walking around the pagoda with lit candles in their hands to worship the Lord Buddha.

Today there are restrictions on alcohol sales which means that some bars and clubs close for the day.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Thais nationwide observe Visakha Bucha Day today

Thai Buddhists woke up early in the morning Wednesday and went to nearby temples to make merit to mark Visakha Bucha Day.

Traffic was light in Bangkok this morning as today is a public holiday when all government and private sector offices closed.

But at most temples in the capital, traffic was busy as Buddhists flocked to take part in morning ceremonies to offer alms to monks.

One of the popular places where Buddhists visited and offered alms is at the Kwan Riem floating market in Wat Bamphen temple in Bung Khum area where the traditional offering of alms to monks on boats was revived.

Hundred of Buddhists sat on both banks of the San Sab canal to offer alms to monks coming to receive the offerings by boats.

This evening, Thai Buddhists will return to the temples again at 7.00pm to join in a three rounds of walking around the pagoda with lit candles in their hands to worship the Lord Buddha.

Today there are restrictions on alcohol sales which means that some bars and clubs close for the day.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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