Like Lao people, Thai people living along Mekong River also celebrate Makha Bucha Day. Buddhist followers in Thailand hold Makha Bucha Day to commemorate and honor the event of 1,250 Buddha's disciples congregated for listening to an important sermon.
Makha Bucha Day in Thailand
On this day, Buddhist followers with flowers and lighted candles on their hands walk around a Chedi in the temple three times under the magical light of full moon. Makha Bucha is a sacred event in religious life of Buddhist followers in Thailand in general and Thai community living along Mekong River in particular.