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Visakha Bucha Day

Visakha Bucha Day is an important Thai festival marked on the full moon day of every sixth lunar month. The day marks three key events in Buddha’s life: the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.

Visakha Bucha Day 2017 Dates & Celebrations, Koh Samui Thailand

The most critical aspect of Buddhism is the enlightenment of Buddha. Devout locals believe that Buddha found answers to life’s questions at the age of 35. He then created and taught the principles of Buddhism until his death at 80 years of age.

This day is of such importance to Thai people that it has been designated as a public holiday. This means that many shops and attractions may be closed on this day and alcohol sales may be restricted.

Koh Samui, many local people will go to the various temples around the island to pay their respects. It also typically means that the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan may not go ahead, so visitors are advised to plan accordingly.

If you choose to take part in this religious celebration, make sure to dress appropriately and cover your knees and shoulders once at the temple.

Schedule

06 December 2017

Event Times

All day

Venue

All over Thailand

Address

Various temples on the island
Koh Samui, Thailand

Prices

Free

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