Thai monks pay homage to Buddha in impressive ceremony

Thai Buddhist monks joined other devotees at the gates of Wat Dhammakaya temple on Monday to participate in Makha Bucha Day ceremonies in Pathum Thani, Thailand.

Makha Bucha is a religious holiday that marks the anniversary of Lord Buddha's mass sermon to the first monks 2,559 years ago.

The ​festival, observed in Thailand on the full moon of the third lunar month, pays homage every year to the day those 1,250 monks gathered to be ordained by the Buddha.

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