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Vesak in Thailand

Circumambulation Around the Buddha

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Thailand is home to Theravada Buddhism, and Vesak is a major holiday for Thais.
Visakha Puja, Thailand

Monks walk around a Buddha statue at sunset at Buddhist Park on Visak Puja in Thailand.

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Circumambulation is the act of moving around a holy object. On Vesak and other Buddhist holy days monks and laypeople circumambulate around Buddha images and stupas or other shrines.

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