Thousands of people with a million firecrackers join in the final night of the...

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Phuket – Thousands of people joined in the final night of the Vegetarian Festival farewell ritual last night, October 5th, 2022. Next year, in 2023, the Vegetarian Festival will be from October 15th to October...

Alcohol sales ban for end of Buddhist Lent Day on Monday, October 10th

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Thailand – The end of Buddhist Lent this year will be on Monday, October 10th when alcohol sales will be banned. Our previous story: Buddhist Lent begins marks the beginning of the three–month period where all monks...

Five-day-long weekend approaching in Thailand to celebrate two major Buddhist holidays, starting Wednesday

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National - Starting tomorrow, Thailand will have a five-day-long weekend as two Buddhist holidays are approaching on July 13th for Asanha Bucha Day and the 14th for the beginning of the Buddhist Lent while the...

Islamic Council of Thailand opposed to progressive bills and laws around cannabis, marriage equality,...

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Thailand- The Southern Islamic Council of Thailand released a group statement, representing thousands of Thai Muslims, that they reject and are opposed to recent progressive laws and bills in Thailand. The statement from the council was...

Buddhists should not judge monks’ misconduct and should leave them to Buddhist councils, National...

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Bangkok - Thai Buddhists should respect Buddhist monks and must not judge their wrongdoings but rather leave any consideration to the Buddhist councils, the Director of the National Buddhism Office said. Director Sippaworn Kaewngam told reporters...

Thai Buddhism Office introduces hotline 1374 for the public to report monks misconduct

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National - The National Office of Buddhism encourages the public to report any misconduct among Buddhist monks via hotline 1374. Deputy director Inthaphon Chan-iam told the Associated Press yesterday, May 19th, that following frequent reports and...

Four-day holiday with two official events to be observed in Thailand, starting from Friday,...

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National - The four-day holiday on the occasion of two official events in Thailand is held with the Royal Ploughing Ceremony on Friday the 13th and the Vasakha Bucha public holiday on Monday the 16th. The Royal...

Man who claims to be the father of all gods arrested in Chaiyaphum for...

Chaiyaphum - A man Thai authorities described as a cult leader, who claimed himself to be the father of all gods in all religions, was arrested at a raid of his residence in the Khon...

Thai PM orders strict discipline and principles adhered to for Buddhist monks nationwide following...

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Bangkok - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O'Cha ordered the National Office of Buddhism to strengthen the discipline and principles of monks nationwide following recent news regarding inappropriate behaviors among Thai monks. Government spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana told the...

Prominent monk from the Nakhon Nayok Buddhism Office arrested for alleged involvement with millions...

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Nakhon Nayok - More than 60 police officers from the Anti-Corruption Division raided five temples in Nakhon Nayok, Nonthaburi, and Bangkok this morning, February 18th, to examine an alleged temple-subsidy corruption in the National Office...

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