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STOU celebrates Visakha Bucha Day

On 12 May 2022, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU) held an event to celebrate the Visakha Bucha Day at the university’s main campus in Nonthaburi.

Prof. Dr. Wichit Srisa-san, Chairman of the University Council, presided over the ceremony, including alms-giving, Buddhist sermon listening and candlelight procession. To mark the auspicious time of the year, STOU members also made a donation for the construction of Ubosot at Wat Ko Kriang in Pathum Thani.

Visakha Bucha Day is considered the most sacred day in the Buddhist calendar, commemorating the three major events in the life of Buddha: his birth, his enlightenment, and his death. This year Makha Bucha Day falls on 15 May 2022, and is a national holiday in Thailand. STOU held the event in advance to allow the STOU members to celebrate together.