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-Visakha Bucha (or Visakha Puja) Day, also known as Buddha’s Day, is an annual public holiday observed traditionally by Buddhists all over the world especially in Southeast Asian and South Asian countries of Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India. The festival commemorates the Birth, the Enlightenment of the Lord Buddha, and his entry into Nirvana or his Death, on the same date. This major Buddhist festival of the year is celebrated in different ways all over the world. The date varies according to the lunar calendars used in different countries. In Thailand it is always on the first full moon day. In 2017 the day falls on Tuesday29th of May.+Visakha Bucha (or Visakha Puja) Day, also known as Buddha’s Day, is an annual public holiday observed traditionally by Buddhists all over the world especially in Southeast Asian and South Asian countries of Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India. The festival commemorates the Birth, the Enlightenment of the Lord Buddha, and his entry into Nirvana or his Death, on the same date. This major Buddhist festival of the year is celebrated in different ways all over the world. The date varies according to the lunar calendars used in different countries. In Thailand it is always on the first full moon day. In 2019 the day falls on Saturday18th of May.
  
 The Royal Ceremony takes place at the Royal Temple adjacent to the Grand Palace, and is presided over by H.M. the King, or his Royal Appointee, and attended by Members of the Royal Family both in the morning and the evening rites. The Royal Ceremony takes place at the Royal Temple adjacent to the Grand Palace, and is presided over by H.M. the King, or his Royal Appointee, and attended by Members of the Royal Family both in the morning and the evening rites.