- Experience Asarnha Bucha Day in Bangkok

June 20, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News reports travellers who are looking to sample some of Thailand's ancient traditions during their stay in accommodation in Siam Square should be sure to check out the Asarnha Bucha Day festivities next month.

The event, which is known in some other Buddhist countries as either Asalha Puja or Asanha Puja, takes place on the full moon of the eighth lunar month - which means that the 2010 celebrations will be held on July 27th.

People who are staying in accommodation in Bangkok can expect to see monks queuing up for offerings at temples across the country, while sermons will also be read out commemorating the first teachings given by Buddha.

In the city of Bangkok, the holy men can typically be seen in Sanam Luang field, where they will be given the donations before getting started on a gruelling three-month period of fasting.

Prayers and candlelit processions will also be carried out in and around the Buddhist temples of Bangkok and throughout the rest of the nation to mark the religious day.

As a government holiday, Asarnha Bucha allows the majority of Thai people to take the day off work to get involved in the events, so expect the streets of Bangkok to be more vibrant than ever.

Posted by Charlotte Springer

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