May Samui events: Visakha Bucha & full moon

26 May 2011

May events in Koh Samui include;

Visakha Bucha - Buddhism’s holiest date of the Buddha’s birth (17/05, all day)
Full Moon Party – Haad Rin Beach (18/05, starts after dark)

May 17: Visakha Bucha Day
Where: all over Samui
When: all day
Buddhism’s holiest date commemorates the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. Devotees bring lunch to monks, then in the evening process around temples by candlelight. Alcohol is banned all day.

May 18: Full Moon Party
Where: Haad Rin beach
When: starts after dark
Thailand’s famous full moon party kicks off after dark on the beach of Haad Rin on the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan. Prepare to party hard as live music is hosted by a number of different beachside bars and DJs travel from all over the world to spin the latest tunes to party people.

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