Candle Festival in Ubon Ratchathani is also called Asarnha Bucha and Khao Phansa. The first takes place on the full moon day of the 8th lunar month. It commemorates the Buddha’s first sermon to his first five disciples. On this day people celebrate the Triple Gem. This represents the Buddha, his teaching and his disciples. The following day is the start of the three month long Buddhist Rains Retreat. In English it is sometimes called “Buddhist Lent” as some people vow to give up things such as alcohol or meat during this period.
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
07:30 to 17:00