makha bucha day

A Buddhist monk prays at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok before a ceremony on Makha Bucha Day March 4, 2015. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj)

THAILAND, Bangkok : A Buddhist monk prays during a ceremony at the Dhammakaya Temple in Bangkok on March 4, 2015 on the occasion of Makha Bucha day. The Makha Bucha festival is observed 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. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI