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    Mass ordination in Mae Hong Son

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/03/2015

    » The annual Poi Sang Long mass novice ordination ceremony will be performed at various temples in Mae Hong Son province until April 11. This ceremony began centuries ago due to the Tai people's strong faith in Buddhism. The Tais believed that their sons would gain great merit if ordained as Buddhist novices in this ceremony. The ceremony replicates the moment when the Lord Buddha ordained his only son Rahul as a novice, despite the his request for the throne.

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    Poi Sang Long in the North

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/03/2016

    » From April 1-4, the "Poi Sang Long" mass novice ordination ceremony will be performed at various temples in Mae Hong Son province. Normally, this annual ceremony takes place at several temples in Mae Hong Son, but visitors are recommended to head to Muang district from April 1-4 and Pai district from April 2-4.

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    Floral merit-making

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 06/07/2017

    » To mark Asarnha Bucha and Khao Phansa days, special activities will be held at a number of Buddhist temples in Bangkok from Saturday to Monday.

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    Pre-Thai New Year Celebrations

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 06/04/2017

    » Songkran is a centuries-old festival that marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year and is a joyful event in which Thais sprinkle scented water on one another.

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    Siam tulips in the Northeast

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 16/06/2016

    » Until Sept 30, dok krachiao, or the Siam tulip, is in full bloom amid the sea of mist in Pa Hin Ngam National Park, Chaiyaphum province.

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    Sermon festival in Roi Et

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 10/03/2016

    » The annual Bun Phawes (Phra Vessantara Sermon Listening) tradition will take place this weekend on an island in the middle of the Bung Phalanchai swamp in Muang district of Roi Et province. The tradition is held in the fourth lunar month every year as part of the Heet 12, Khong 14 (12 Traditions, 14 Norms) of the Northeast. Phra Vessantara was the Lord Buddha's most recent previous life, which was devoted to giving.

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    Likay Festival in Ang Thong

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/04/2015

    » Until Sunday, Ang Thong province will host the "Likay Art and Culture 2015 Festival" at Wat Chaiyo Worawihan, Chaiyo district, in support of the "Discover Thainess" tourism campaign.

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    Muay Thai Fest in Ayutthaya

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/03/2015

    » From March 17-20, the 11th annual muay Thai festival will showcase Thai martial arts at various venues in Ayutthaya province. The festival also honours Nai Khanomtom, a famous Thai boxer during the Ayutthaya period and an icon of the sport.

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    King Rama II Day

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/02/2015

    » This weekend, the "King Rama II Memorial Day" fair will be held at the King Rama II Memorial Park in Amphawa district, Samut Songkhram, to honour his contributions to Thai art and culture. King Rama II (1767-1824) penned several poems, books and plays, created various pieces of artwork and supported arts, culture and literature in general.

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    Five shades of beauty

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 14/01/2019

    » Many Thais know and love Chinese blue and white porcelain. Yet, another kind of Chinese ceramics called Bencharong, literally meaning "five colours", is not so popular although it was custom-made in China for Siam.

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