Asanha Bucha Day อาสาฬหบูชา - August 4

Asanha Bucha day celebrates the Buddha's first sermon to his first 5 disciples after attaining Enlightenment more than 25,000 years ago.

We observe the day in Phuket by listening to sermons and making a donation - we visited Wat Vichit Sangkaram in Phuket Town .

The temple was lit and open to the public, we all sat inside in with our small donations and gift (joss, candle, flower) and waited for the monk to give us a sermon.

After the sermon we were all blessed by the monks - I went to the front with Jemma to be touched by the water flicked by the monk.

We then walked around the Wat three times with offerings - but I am not clear (yet) as to why - but a wonderful experience.

Then we lit candles and placed them in the sand outside the Wat - wonderful.

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