Asalaha Bucha Day is one of the most important Buddhist holidays and marks the start of Monk Lent.

Dabobas, stupas and other temples are lit up around Chiang Mai, Thailand, for Asalaha Bucha Day :: like these ones in the back of Wat Phra Singh. The full moon is in the center.

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