Макха Буча – a very important Buddhist holiday in people's lives Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. It is celebrated on the full moon of the third lunar month. Translated from the Pali language “Makxa” – name of the month, “Bucha” – respect and reverence – that means a day of gratitude to the Buddha for his teachings, brought people. On this day, Thais revere the memory 1250 people, who came to the Buddha, who dedicated them to the monks and opened the essence of enlightenment. In the kingdom this day declared a public holiday and a day off.
In one of the guidelines for conducting religious ceremonies beginning of this holiday dates back to 1851 year.
The festive ceremony takes place as follows:: people bypass the altar three times in a clockwise direction, holding lighted candles. The main purpose of this day is - absolutely only good deeds, cleansing your mind and enlightenment.
Very interesting to watch the celebration of this day. Temple beautifully lit and golden glow just dazzles. Around sell bunches of flowers, weaving wreaths, various religious attributes for the rite (благовония, gold stickers), and delicious food.