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Government invites people to Buddhist chanting ceremony every Saturday until December 5


The government will organise a Buddhist chanting ceremony at central temples in each province every Saturday until December 5, to mark the birthday of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and to commemorate his "royal grace and kindness towards Thai people", Anucha Nakasai, minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, said.

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December 5 is also Thailand’s official National Day and Father’s Day.
“As the majority of Thais are Buddhist, we believe that the ceremony will help people in adapting Buddhism’s dharmic principle to their daily lives, especially during the time of crisis caused by the pandemic and the difference in political ideology,” he said.
“The ceremony in Bangkok will be held on November 7 from 10pm onwards at Wat Bowonniwet Vihara in Phra Nakhon district, while upcountry the governor of each province will work with the Provincial Buddhist Office to select a suitable location to hold the ceremony every Saturday until December 5,” he said.

Published : November 07, 2020

By : THE NATION