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500 Pattani Muslims Gather in Outdoor Prayer, Plead for Rain Amid Drought Crisis

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Pattani— At 8:00 AM, on May 3rd, 2024, Pattani local media reported more than 500 Muslims participated in an outdoor prayer to ask God for rain in the Pattani area as the weather had seen...

Thai Muslims Begin Ramadan Today

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National — Thai Muslims will begin observing Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, on Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 as announced by the Office of Chularajmontri. Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is observed...

Makha Bucha Arrives This Saturday with Nationwide Alcohol Sale Ban in Thailand

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National — Makha Bucha, the second most important Buddhist day for Thai people, is only a few days away from today, February 19th, 2024. If you're visiting Thailand during this time, here is what you...

Dispute Over Removal of Khru Kai Kaeo Statue Leads to Legal Proceedings in Bangkok

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Bangkok— At 8:00 AM, on December 28th, 2023, Mr. Pairot Thungthong, the owner of Night Bazaar Hotel, Chatuchak, Bangkok, held a religious ceremony to remove a controversial statue, Khru Kai Kaeo, from the vicinity. Read about...

Alcohol Sales Banned for End of Buddhist Lent This Upcoming Sunday

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Thailand – The end of Buddhist Lent this year will be on Sunday, October 29th when alcohol sales will be banned nationwide for 24 hours. The End of Buddhist Lent also called “Awk Phansa” in Thai...

Thailand’s Muslim Spiritual Leader Dies Days After His Brother was Stabbed to Death

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PRESS RELEASE: Following the announcement of Office of the Sheikhul Islam regarding H.E. Mr. Aziz Phitakkumpon, the 18th Sheikhul Islam of the Kingdom of Thailand, who was receiving medical treatment under Royal Patronage at Chulalongkorn...

The Original Thailand Vegetarian Festival Begins in Phuket This Weekend

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The annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival will be held for nine days starting this upcoming weekend. This year the festival will be from October 15th to October 23rd, 2023. The Vegetarian Festival is a belief of...

Thai Officials Inspect Buddhist Temples in Phuket After Chonburi Problems with Illegal Foreign Workers

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Phuket – The National Office of Buddhism inspected temples in Phuket to prevent fraud by foreign owned businesses after Chinese owned businesses reportedly sold fake religious amulets at a temple in Chonburi. On Thursday (August 17th),...

A Closer Look at Buddhist Lent and Dharma Day in Thailand

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Thailand – Every Mid Summer in Thailand, usually July or August, is the start of Buddhist Lent, or Vassa. The exact date is the first day of the waning moon of the eighth lunar month. To...

Thailand to Enter 6-day-long Holiday Period from July 28th to August 2nd

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National — The Thai caretaker Cabinet recently approved an additional public holiday for July 31st. This approval means that the upcoming weekend, which is already special for most Thai people as it includes the King’s Birthday...
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