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Makha Bucha Day and Festivals at Thai Temples during February – March 2024

Experience Thai traditions and cultural values at many ceremonies and events taking place at temples across Thailand, including the Makha Bucha Day which this year falls on 24 February.

Thailand is a land of festivals and celebrations that reflect Thai traditions and cultural values. There is much to see and do when it comes to temple festivals and celebrations, with many being originated from local traditions, folklore, and the way of life. Many have taken place over the course of a year for centuries.

Between this week and the last week of March, there are many festivals and celebrations taking place at temples across the country. Each event has its own outstanding features, which differ from region to region.

This week itself is particularly significant as it includes the important Buddhist festival of Makha Bucha Day, which falls on the full moon day of the third lunar month. This year’s Makha Bucha Day is on Saturday, 24 February.

Here are just some of the many temple fairs and celebrations that tourists are encouraged to witness and experience local traditions and cultural values.

Makha Bucha Day & Festivals at Thai Temples during February - March 2024

Worship of Pluang Buddha’s Footprint at Mount Khitchakut
10 February – 9 April 2024
Khao Khitchakut National Park, Khao Khitchakut District

Worship of Phra Phutthabat
10-25 February 2024
Wat Phra Phutthabat, Phra Phutthabat District

Worship of Buddha’s Footprint at Khao Wongphrachan
10-25 February 2024
Khao Wongphrachan Temple, Khok Samrong District
Lop Buri

Worship of Phra That Phanom
17-25 February 2024
Wat Phrathat Phanom Woramahawihan, That Phanom District
Nakhon Phanom

Prachin Buri Makha Bucha Day Celebration
17-25 February 2024
Sa Morakot Archaeological Site, Si Mahosot District
Prachin Buri

Kalasin Makha Bucha Day Celebration
17-25 February 2024
Muang Fa Daet Song Yang Phrathat Ya Khu, Kamalasai District

Hae Malai Khao Tok Festival
19-23 February 2024
District Office’s Yard, Maha Chana Chai District

50th Wien Tien Ceremony on Water, Phayao Lake
24-26 February 2024
Phayao Municipal Office’s Multipurpose Lawn and the Pier of Wat Tilok Aram, Mueang District

Hae Pha Kuen That Festival
20-25 February 2024
Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, Mueang District
Nakhon Si Thammarat

Bun Duean Sam (Third Lunar Month) Tradition of Uthai Community
21 February -3 March 2024
Wat Nong Khun Chat, Nong Chang District
Uthai Thani

Hok Peng Festival
18-24 March 2024
Wat Phra That Chae Haeng, Phu Phiang District

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