FEB 19

laos, cam­Bo­dia, Thai­land, myan­mar MAGHA PUJA (Back­ground Photo)

Asian Geographic - - WEST ASIA -

A pub­lic hol­i­day in Thai­land, Laos and Cam­bo­dia, Mugha Puja com­mem­o­rates the spon­ta­neous as­sem­bly of 1,250 en­light­ened monks to hear Bud­dha preach his first im­por­tant ser­mon.

Bud­dhists aim not to com­mit any sins on this day, the se­cond most im­por­tant Bud­dhist fes­ti­val af­ter Ve­sak.

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