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Buddhist monks celebrate Makha Bucha festival in Thailand

Magha Puja or Makha Bucha, as it is known in Thailand, is celebrated on the full moon of the third lunar month. This year it falls on February 19

Buddhist monks celebrate Makha Bucha festival in Thailand

Magha Puja or Makha Bucha, as it is known in Thailand, is celebrated on the full moon of the third lunar month. This year it falls on February 19. (Reuters)

Buddhist monks celebrate Makha Bucha festival in Thailand

Makha Bucha is considered as one of the most important Buddhist festivals in Thailand as it celebrates the day when Buddha passed on his teachings and principles of Buddhism to 1,250 disciples. (Reuters)

Buddhist monks celebrate Makha Bucha festival in Thailand

In Thailand, people celebrate the festival by going to temples and abstain themselves from drinking alcohol or commit any sin that day. (Reuters)

Buddhist monks celebrate Makha Bucha festival in Thailand

The aim of this day is to purify one's mind and do only good. Some celebrate by offering food to monks and also attend candle light processions in the evening. (Reuters)

Buddhist monks celebrate Makha Bucha festival in Thailand

Buddhist monks take part in the alms-offering ceremony in Thailand. (Reuters)