The Ministry of Culture is gearing up to host the Buddhism Promotion Week late this month while encouraging all Buddhist Thais to join in. The campaign, which will run from 26-31 July 2015, will coincide with Asanha Bucha Day and Buddhist Lent Day which will arrive at the end of this month. All devout Buddhists, both in Bangkok and the provinces, are invited to observe the occasion by practicing Dharma principles, donning white and going to temples to join candle-lit processions. People are also encouraged to abstain from all vices during the Buddhism Promotion Week and the Buddhist Lent period and decorate their homes and offices with the Dharmachakra flag.
Many special activities will be made available for public members, including trips to temples along Bangkok Noi Canal and Maha Sawat Canal as well as an orchid plantation and local communities. Similar activities were also held last year and, besides the purpose of making merit, they were found to help generate income for residents and promote cultural learning.
Source: National News Bureau & Public Relations