The Makha Bucha Day is a Buddhist holiday celebrated in Thailand. The festival is on the time when Buddha was living in the bamboo grove (Weluwan Forest) near Rajagrha, India. 1.250 Buddha's followers visit Buddha without a scheduled meeting, they all did it spontaneous! The followers were said to be “enlightened ones” whom Buddha himself then ordained as teachers.
About 40 years later, Buddha is said to have made the decision on exactly the same day to enter nirvana, where the mind escapes from the body and the body dies. This happened three months after his announcement, on Visakha Bucha Day. On Makha Bucha Day, people in Thailand remember this event and go to Buddhist temples. The monks are given food and other gifts, there is meditation and no alcoholic drinks are served on this day.
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