Meak Bochea Day in Cambodia

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Often held on the full moon day of the third lunar month (usually in late February or early March), Meak Bochea Day is an important religious festival of Buddhist follower in Cambodia.

In Buddhism’s perception, full moon day is a holy day which is an ideal time to make merits. On this day, many people go to the local temples and pagodas and make merits. In the evening, most temples in Cambodia hosts a candle procession called Wien Tien. Holding lotus flower and candle in hand, people walk around the temples three times to venerate Buddha, Dharma (Buddha’s teaching) and the Sangha (monastic life).

Meak Bochea Day is a precious occasion for Buddhist followers to be reminded of Buddha and his teachings. Moreover, it contributes to create Buddhism atmosphere which make Cambodian colors and attractions.

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