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AWC CLOSED, Makha Bucha

  • February 18, 2011
  • AWC Clubhouse
The AWC Clubhouse will be closed in honor of this Thai Buddhist holiday.

Makha Bucha commemorates two separate events that occurred 45 years apart, during the Buddha's lifetime 2,500 years ago. In the first event, 1,250 monks from all locations and directions, met and be ordained by the Buddha. This event occurred seven months after the Buddha began his teaching. In the second event, the Buddha delivered his teachings shortly before his death. Both of these events occurred on the day of the full moon of the third lunar month, a month known in the Buddhist Pali language as 'Makha'. The 'Bucha', also a Pali word, means to venerate or to honor. Thus, Makha Bucha Day is for the veneration of Buddha and his teachings on the full moon day of the third lunar month.
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