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02/25/2013

PHOTOS: Makha Bhucha Day in Thailand

Monks

Buddhist monks hold candles as they walk around a Pagoda on Makha Bhucha Day at the Dhammakaya Temple in Pathumthani province on Feb. 25. Makha Bhucha day 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. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakula/AFP/Getty Images)

Makha

People walk around the Buddha Statue holding candles for prayers during Makha Bucha Day at Buddhist Park in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)

People

People walk around the Buddha Statue holding candles for prayers during Makha Bucha Day at Buddhist Park in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)

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