Hae Phra Khuen That Festival

One of the most important places to celebrate Makha Bucha Day, a Buddhist holiday, is at Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan. This royal temple, in Nakhon Si Thammarat in Southern Thailand, houses a relic of the Lord Buddha. On the full moon day during February every year, local people take part in a parade called Hae Pha Khuen That. They believe that this will bring them good fortune and success in life. During the parade, Buddhists carry long pieces of cloth to the temple where they wrap it around the giant stupa.

Map showing location of Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan in Nakhon Si Thammarat:

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