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Events & Festivals 2001
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Pattaya Marathon 2000 (July 15-16)
World-class and local runners will all gathered together to participate this international competition. Considered as being the most picturesque running routes in South East Asia, Pattaya is the scenic venue to held this event.

Candle Festival (July 15-16)
With the commencement of the Phansa (known in Thai as Khao Phansa), the northeastern city of Ubon Ratchathani put on a show presenting beautifully carved beeswax candles, some of them several meters tall. They are put on parade before being presented to local temples.

Tak Bat Dok Mai - Merit-making Festival (July 15-16)
This event is held at the beginning of the Buddhist Lent when Buddhist monks must remain in their temples to meditate and study. Devotees give offerings of flowers and incense to a procession of monks. They then present the offerings as tribute to Lord Buddha at the Shrine of the Holy Footprint which is at the Wat Phra Buddha Bat, Saraburi.

Asalha Puja (July 16)
The full moon day of th 8th lunar month marks the preaching of Lord Buddha's first sermon to his first five disciples after attaining Enlightenment more than 2,500 years ago. In the evening, candlelit processions take place in Buddhist temples around the country.

Khao Phansa - Buddhist Lent (July 17)
The festival that marks the beginning of the annual three-month Rains Retreat during which the Buddhist monks customarily stay inside their temples to meditate and study. Phansa is the most auspicious time for Buddhist ordinations since it marks a period of renewed spiritual vigor.





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