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Makha Bucha Day

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Makha Bucha (or Magha Puja) is an important Buddhist festival celebrated on the full-moon day of the third lunar month, usually falls in February or March, which known in the Buddhist Pali language as ‘Makha’. The ‘Bucha’, also a Pali word, means ‘to venerate’ or ‘to honor’. Therefore, Makha Bucha Day is for the veneration of Buddha and his teachings on the full-moon day of the third lunar month and an occasion when Buddhists tend to go to the temple to perform merit-making activities.
Makha Bucha Day marks the 4 auspicious occasions, which happened on nine months, more than 2,500 years ago, after Enlightenment of the Buddha who showed ‘The Ovandapatimokkha’ at the largest assemble of monks in Buddhist, at Veluvana Bamboo Grove, near Rajgir in Northern India. The spiritual aims of the day are: not to commit any kind of sins; do only good; purify one’s mind.