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.

Thousands Of Monks Light Candles In Gorgeous Lunar Festival

Buddhist monks pray at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Thailand's Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok on Makha Bucha Day, February Makha Bucha Day honours Buddha and his teachings, and falls on the full moon day of the third lunar month

Thousands Of Monks Light Candles In Gorgeous Lunar Festival

Thousands Of Monks Light Candles In Gorgeous Lunar Festival

Makha Bucha day is strongly observed in Thailand and is marked by a public holiday while the selling of alcohol is banned for 24 hours

The Magic Lights of Lantern Festival (Taiwan). 'One of the oldest of the lunar festivals, the Lantern Festival celebrates the end of the New Year’s festivities. Making the mundane surreal and the commonplace magical, the little mountain village of Pingxi takes simple paper lanterns and releases them en masse into the night sky.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/taiwan/northern-taiwan/pingxi-branch-rail-line

The Magic Lights of Lantern Festival (Taiwan - the little mountain village of Pingxi), that celebrates the end of the New Year’s festivities.

Thousands Of Monks Light Candles In Gorgeous Lunar Festival

Thousands Of Monks Light Candles In Gorgeous Lunar Festival

Buddhist monks hold candles as they walk around a Pagoda on Makha Bhucha Day at the Dhammakaya Temple, Feb, Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul / AFP

South Koreans release paper lanterns to celebrate the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, in Yongin, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. According to the lunar calendar, the first full moon falls on Monday, Feb. 6 this year, and is the day Koreans traditionally eat special treats and wish for a bountiful harvest in the year. See photos of Lantern Festivals worldwide in Flickr. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

South Koreans release paper lanterns to celebrate the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, in Yongin, South Korea, Koreans traditionally eat special treats and wish for a bountiful harvest in the year.

Ceremony flowers Post - Amitabha chickened day is celebrated every year on November 17 lunar. As one of the major holidays of Buddhism, You are viewing images taken in Hoang Phap Pagoda, Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam. This is a large temple in Vietnam and has been recognized Vietnam's record on the number of participants in this festival with more than 20,000 people. If you have the opportunity to travel to the country of Vietnam to invite you to participate in this event.

Ceremony flowers Post - Amitabha chickened day is celebrated every year on November 17 lunar. As one of the major holidays of Buddhism, You are viewing images taken in Hoang Phap Pagoda, Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam. This is a large temple in Vietnam and has been recognized Vietnam's record on the number of participants in this festival with more than 20,000 people. If you have the opportunity to travel to the country of Vietnam to invite you to participate in this event.

rainbow city made of ice at the Yanqing Ice Festival

A Rainbow City Made Of Ice

The Yanqing Ice Festival is a tradition that wraps up the Lunar New Year Celebrations in Beijing. And nothing says 'grand finale' quite like a life-size rainbow city made entirely of ice, right?

Ceremony flowers Post - Amitabha chickened day is celebrated every year on November 17 lunar. As one of the major holidays of Buddhism, You are viewing images taken in Hoang Phap Pagoda, Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam. This is a large temple in Vietnam and has been recognized Vietnam's record on the number of participants in this festival with more than 20,000 people. If you have the opportunity to travel to the country of Vietnam to invite you to participate in this event.

Ceremony flowers Post - Amitabha chickened day is celebrated every year on November 17 lunar. As one of the major holidays of Buddhism, You are viewing images taken in Hoang Phap Pagoda, Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam. This is a large temple in Vietnam and has been recognized Vietnam's record on the number of participants in this festival with more than 20,000 people. If you have the opportunity to travel to the country of Vietnam to invite you to participate in this event.

Chinese mid autumn festival banners in flat style. Vector lunar festival concept cards with rabbit, mortar and pestle, moon cake and lotus flower…

Chinese mid autumn festival banners in flat style. Vector lunar festival concept cards with rabbit, mortar and pestle, moon cake and lotus flower for web, mobile, party invitations - buy this stock vector on Shutterstock & find other images.

Best way to see supermoon? On a Chinese moon-viewing flight

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Ceremony flowers Post - Amitabha chickened day is celebrated every year on November 17 lunar. As one of the major holidays of Buddhism, You are viewing images taken in Hoang Phap Pagoda, Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam. This is a large temple in Vietnam and has been recognized Vietnam's record on the number of participants in this festival with more than 20,000 people. If you have the opportunity to travel to the country of Vietnam to invite you to participate in this event.

Ceremony flowers Post - Amitabha chickened day is celebrated every year on November 17 lunar. As one of the major holidays of Buddhism, You are viewing images taken in Hoang Phap Pagoda, Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam. This is a large temple in Vietnam and has been recognized Vietnam's record on the number of participants in this festival with more than 20,000 people. If you have the opportunity to travel to the country of Vietnam to invite you to participate in this event.

China's Lantern Festival brings Lunar New Year celebrations to a close. Keep reading to see why you need to experience this fantastic event for yourself.

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Chinese Mid Autumn Festival Illustration In Flat Style. Vector Lunar Festival Concept With Rabbit, Mortar And Pestle, Moon Cake And Lotus…

Chinese mid autumn festival illustration in flat style. Vector lunar festival concept with rabbit, mortar and pestle, moon cake and lotus flower - buy this stock vector on Shutterstock & find other images.

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