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25 minutes ago, wgdanson said:

No, it's about keeping to 'the law',  as most Thais do. Nothing to do with culture.

 

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5 hours ago, Scot123 said:

Used to P me off this stupidness. Every mom and pop store sells alcohol so the only people this hurts are the restaurants, night clubs and of course tourists. Plus it's a grey area so you can take your own alcohol to some restaurants if descreat. 

You could include all the stores such as Big C, Tesco, CJ... 7-11, Makro and the rest... they all have to abide by the law!

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Good to be living in Laos and avoid this 'Holier than thou' mentality. I don't think it is right, so I will ban it forr everyone!! Religion should be a personal choice. Most Thais are Bhuddists, I respect, but also many of them also drink regularly and continue to do so. What does it prove to ban alcohol for two days?

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Guess this is not a hill to die on for me. I just stock up before hand. OK, maybe, coming from Kentucky I was used to not be allowed to buy alcohol on any Sunday. Always got a kick out of hearing visitors from other countries shake their heads in amusement at crazy Americans (Sunday being a holy day, don’t cha know). I’m actually old enough to remember when all stores were forbidden to open on Sunday, then only Sunday mornings. Ah, thanks for our Puritan inspired religious based “Blue Laws”.

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2 hours ago, wwest5829 said:

Guess this is not a hill to die on for me. I just stock up before hand. OK, maybe, coming from Kentucky I was used to not be allowed to buy alcohol on any Sunday. Always got a kick out of hearing visitors from other countries shake their heads in amusement at crazy Americans (Sunday being a holy day, don’t cha know). I’m actually old enough to remember when all stores were forbidden to open on Sunday, then only Sunday mornings. Ah, thanks for our Puritan inspired religious based “Blue Laws”.

Yep, remember that from Oklahoma also.  

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Me thinks the no drinking laws on Buddhist holidays came about because of all the drunks at the temples.  The general public got sick of it so asked the Govt. to step in.  

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10 hours ago, khaowong1 said:

Me thinks the no drinking laws on Buddhist holidays came about because of all the drunks at the temples.  The general public got sick of it so asked the Govt. to step in.  

I lived near a Wat favored by the Tai Yai,  lot of the fellas had bottles of sang som or lau kau in their pockets and had a great time beating their drums and gongs through the day, laughing and dancing. These holidays are a rare day off of their hard labor and they want to enjoy. 

 

Reminded me of Cubans during their bembes and rhumbas but the cuban rhythms are much more interesting.

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10 hours ago, khaowong1 said:

Me thinks the no drinking laws on Buddhist holidays came about because of all the drunks at the temples.  The general public got sick of it so asked the Govt. to step in.  

I think it is the Govt. throwing crumbs to the hardcore religionists that want a total ban on alcohol, so they ban on some holidays, from midnight to 11:am, 2:pm-5:pm ... a sort of compromise.

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17 hours ago, wgdanson said:

Why the question mark alant?

not sure why they should not be drinking

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12 minutes ago, alant said:

not sure why they should not be drinking

Because the Buddhist 'rules' say no intoxicating substances. No?

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