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Phuket two-day booze ban this weekend for Buddhist holidays

PHUKET: Bars and restaurants across the island, and the rest of Thailand, will be banned from selling alcohol this Saturday and Sunday (July 8-9) as the nation marks the Buddhist holidays Asarnha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent).

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Monday 3 July 2017, 11:52AM


Buddhist holidays this weekend will see a ban on alcohol sales across the country, including Phuket.
Buddhist holidays this weekend will see a ban on alcohol sales across the country, including Phuket.

Asarnha Bucha Day and the beginning of Buddhist Lent have been mandated “National No Alcohol Days” since 2009 by an order that also banned the sale of alcohol on the major Buddhist holidays Makha Bucha Day and Visakha Bucha Day.

Asarnha Bucha day is the full-moon day of the eighth lunar month, commemorating the Buddha’s first sermon to his first five disciples after attaining Enlightenment more than 2,500 years ago.

As part of making merit to honour the day, Buddhists attend evening candlelit processions called wien tien at temples across the country. Visitors are welcome to respectfully join the event.

Buddhist Lent day, or Khao Phansa Day, is the start of a period of three lunar months during the rainy season when monks are required to remain in one particular place or temple and undertake deep meditation.

As Asarnha Bucha this year falls on a Saturday, Monday (July 10) will be the substitution day public holiday for religious holiday, and as such most government offices on the island will be closed on Monday, including the Phuket Immigration Office, the Employment Office, the Land Transport Office and the island’s three District Offices.

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All main bank branches will be closed, but branches in shopping centres will remain open. All Royal Thai Police and Tourist Police stations will remain open and some local consulates will be open to serve their respective citizens.

According to a notice issued by the Phuket Provincial Health Office, alcohol sales will be banned on Saturday and Sunday only. Monday will be not affected.

Under an announcement by the Prime Minister’s Office on January 22, 2015, the sale of alcohol is prohibited on five specific Buddhist religious days: Makha Bucha, Visakha Bucha, Asarnha Bucha Day, Khao Pansa and Wan Org Pansa days.

Alcohol sales is prohibited across the country on these days, except at duty-free shops at the airport.

The Class Act Media office will be closed on Monday, July 10 for the Asarnha Bucha substitution day public holiday. We will be open again on Tuesday, July 11.

 

 

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