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For Thai Buddhists, Makha Bucha, also written Māgha Pūjā, is a day of abstinence, reflection and visits to the local temple, which culminate in picturesque candle-lit ceremonies in the evening. For those who don’t follow the Buddhist traditions, it’s a day of enforced alcohol abstinence. In fact, there is always a 24 hour alcohol ban imposed on the day, from midnight to midnight. Although it tends to cause a stir among thirsty expat circles, that’s not what the holiday is all about. Read Thailand to ban alcohol sales on February 16, Makha Bucha Day The second most important Buddhist holiday […]

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what's with the "faux festival" dig at the end? Valentine's Day is much more fun than any dry old religious nonsense. is the writer jealous because nobody sent them roses on Monday? 🤭

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