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  Festivals & E vents: July
Asalha Bucha
July 8, 1999

Commemorates the first time that lord Buddha, his teachings, and his disciples were present. According to Buddhism, all three are needed for wholeness. On this day, Buddhists make merit at temples and sermons are preached.

Khao Pansa (Buddhist Rains Retreat)

July 9, 1999 Nationwide

Begins the three - month period when monks stop all travelling and station themselves at a certain temple. Merit is made, and there are floats and a parade. In addition, large candles are given to monks for use during prayer times.