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Thousands Of Monks Light Candles In Gorgeous Lunar Festival

People across Thailand observe Makha Bucha Day in a series of candle-lit ceremonies led by Buddhist monks.

Posted on February 26, 2013, at 1:28 p.m. ET

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People across Thailand observe Makha Bucha Day in a series of candle-lit ceremonies led by Buddhist monks. The festival is celebrated in Thailand on the full moon of the third lunar month and commemorates the day when 1,250 monks gathered to be ordained by the Buddha.

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