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Alcohol sales to be banned on Makha Bucha day

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: The Buddhist religious day Makha Bucha thisFriday (Feb 26) will be observed as a public holiday bringing a long weekend for all government offices and many workers across the country.

 

Makha Bucha takes place annually on the night of the full moon during the third lunar month of the year.

 

The event marks the anniversary of the Buddha’s first major sermon. On the full moon of the third lunar month, seven months after the lord Buddha began his teachings when 1,250 monks came together, with no prior arrangement to hear Buddha preach, Buddha ordained these monks and passed to them the basic principles of Buddhism: To eschew all evil, to do only what is good, and to cleanse the mind, along with other teachings which marked a key event in the development of the religion.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/alcohol-sales-to-be-banned-on-makha-bucha-day-79114.php

 

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1 hour ago, hotchilli said:

Ridiculous.... 

The entire Thai corruption of the Budhist philosophy is ridiculous. As another poster has stated, othet countries do not ban alcohol.  That said it does not apply to local Mum and Pop shops so nobody cares anyway. 

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My goodness. Simply buy your booze the day before if you need it so badly. If you need a personal entertainer too then you can order one online. What's the problem? 

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51 minutes ago, Sydebolle said:

Well, in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and some parts of Vietnam ....... the same Buddhist holiday is not facing any ban - does The Lord not trust the Thais? 

Most likely Not .Can you blame him? 😝

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