Magha Puja Day 2022

Magha Puja Day 2022 Adams Apple Club Chiang Mai

วันมาฆบูชา

Magha Puja is the second most important Buddhist festival, celebrated on the full moon day of the third lunar month in Thailand.

The celebration is held during the third lunar month of the year because Buddha is said to have delivered certain of his teachings at this time.

Magha Puja Day 2022 Adams Apple Club Chiang Mai
Magha Puja Day Adams Apple Club Chiang Mai

Buddha ordained these monks and spread the principles of Buddhism. This marked a key event in the development of the religion.

45 years later, on the same full moon in the third lunar month, Buddha again delivered his teachings shortly before his death.

Magha Puja Day 2022 Adams Apple Club Chiang Mai
Magha Puja Day Adams Apple Club Chiang Mai

This third lunar month on which both events occurred is known in Buddhist Pali language as ‘Makha‘. ‘Bucha‘, means to honor.

Magha Puja Day 2022 Adams Apple Club Chiang Mai
Magha Puja Day Adams Apple Club Chiang Mai

In Thailand, people go to Buddhist temples on Magha Puja Day to take part in rites and to “earn merit.”

Magha Puja Day 2022 Adams Apple Club Chiang Mai
Magha Puja Day Adams Apple Club Chiang Mai

They may also abstain from alcoholic beverages, give food offerings to monks, meditate, and take part in a late-night candle procession.

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