Epic style celebrations: Buddhists mark the full moon festival at Wat Phra Dhammakaya

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Thousands of Buddhist monks and devotees participated in a breathtaking lantern-lit ceremony at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok, to mark Makha Bucha Day.Makha Bucha Day, also known as Lord Buddha Day, is a special public holiday observed in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, celebrated on the full moon of the third lunar month of the calendar, which marks the day when 1,250 monks gathered to be ordained by the Buddha.