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Makha Bucha Day is an important Buddhist day celebrated on the full moon day of Makha. The day marks the four auspicious occasions that took place in northern India ten months after the enlightenment of the Lord Buddha.
The four occasions were:

  1. 1,250 disciples came to see the Buddha that evening without being summoned,
  2. all of them were the enlightened ones
  3. all of them were ordained by the Lord Buddha himself, and
  4. it was a full-moon night

All Buddhist holidays in Thailand are dry meaning that for 24 hours, you cannot buy alcohol.