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Thai Culture Archives - Chiang Mai Best

Category: Thai Culture

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
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Naga Fireball Festival

## Fireballs in the Mekong There is an unusual (some would say paranormal) event that takes place year-round in the Mekong River. Unexplained [Naga fireballs](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naga_fireball) บั้งไฟพญานาค *Boong Fai
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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

The [Mid-Autumn Festival](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Autumn_Festival) – [เทศกาลไหว้พระจันทร์](http://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/เทศกาลไหว้พระจันทร์) – also known as the Moon Festival – takes place at the full moon of the eighth month in the [Chinese Lunar Calendar](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_calendar).
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Makha Bucha Holiday in Thailand

[Magha Puja](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magha_Puja) (มาฆบูชา) (Makha Bucha) is an important Buddhist religious festival, celebrated in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. Magha is a Pali and Sanskrit word meaning _the third
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