Midnight Food Offerings to the Monks
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Midnight Food Offerings to the Monks

*Midnight Food Offerings to the Monks* (ตักบาตรเที่ยงคืน) also called *Wednesday Full Moon Offerings* in Northern Thai (ภาษาทางเหนือ เรียกว่า วันเป็งปุ๊ด). On certain full moons, Buddhists can offer food to the monks at midnight. This is a tradition in Lanna and also in some parts of Issan. When the full moon falls on a Wednesday then there…

Inthakin – City Pillar Festival, Chiang Mai
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Inthakin – City Pillar Festival, Chiang Mai

## Uniquely Chiang Mai Festival ## Inthakin also known as Sai Khan Dok – บูชาเสาอินทขีล worship of the city pillar – ประเพณี tradition of ใส่ขันดอก flower offering to the อินทขิล pillar – is a festival held every year in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is a uniquely [Chiang Mai Festival](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiang_Mai). The citizens of Chiang Mai are…

Phi Ta Khon Ghost Festival in Dan Sai, Loei
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Phi Ta Khon Ghost Festival in Dan Sai, Loei

__Sixth or seventh lunar month, exact date set by mediums (between March and July)__. ## Dan Sai Ghost Festival [Phi Ta Khon (ผีตาโขน)](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi_Ta_Khon) is the most popular festival in Loei province in the Northeast of Thailand (Issan). It is held in Dan Sai district and lasts for three days. The date for this event changes…

Wan Wisaka Bucha / Visakha Bucha Day / Vesak
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Wan Wisaka Bucha / Visakha Bucha Day / Vesak

## The Meaning of Wisaka Bucha [Wisaka Bucha](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesākha) (วันวิสาขบูชา), pronounced _Wisakha Bucha_ in Thai, is the most important religious holiday in the Buddhist calendar. It celebrates the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha. According to the Theravada Buddhist traditions observed in South East Asian countries, these three events all took place on the…

Royal Ploughing Ceremony – Holiday
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Royal Ploughing Ceremony – Holiday

## Royal Ploughing Ceremony – Thai Public Holiday ## The [Royal Ploughing Ceremony](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Ploughing_Ceremony) is an ancient rite observed in Thailand and Cambodia to mark the traditional beginning of the rice-growing ceremony. It takes place during the sixth Thai lunar month, but the actual date of the ceremony is not fixed exactly. It has to be…