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Thai Buddhists nationwide gathering at local temples to celebrate Makha Bucha Day

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National - Thai Buddhists are gathering at local temples this morning, February 16th, to make merit and celebrate the occasion of Makha Bucha Day. In Nakhon Si Thammarat, the Deputy Governor and the provincial authorities had...

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),...

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...

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...

Visakha Bucha Day Coming on May 22nd, 2024: Alcohol Sales Banned Nationwide in Thailand

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National— Visakha Bucha Day, also known as Vesak, 2024 will be on May 22nd, which is a public holiday. The sale of all types of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in convenience stores and entertainment venues...

UPDATE: Exiled Chinese Christian Group Safely Leaves Thailand to U.S.A.

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Thailand – An exiled Chinese Christian group left Thailand and arrived in the United States of America after they were detained for overstay in what became an international incident. Our previous story: A large group of Chinese...

Naga becomes Thailand’s official national mythical creature

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Thailand – The Cabinet has approved to designate the Naga as Thailand's official national mythical creature. Deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek told Thai media, “The Cabinet has approved the request from various relevant sectors on November...

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...

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...

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...
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