Tuesday, 7 July 2009

7th July, 2009

Today's weather;

It's cloudy but warm early in the morning, current temp at 7 am is 27C.

Today is Asaha Puja Day, a Theravada Buddhist festival which typically takes place in July, on the fifteenth day of the waxing moon of the eighth lunar month. It commemorates the Buddha’s first sermon in the Deer Park in Benares and the founding of the Buddhist sangha.
In Thailand, Asalha Puja is a government holiday. The day is observed by donating offerings to temples and listening to sermons. The following day is known in Thailand as Wan Kao Pansa; it is the first day of vassa, the Theravada rains retreat.

Yesterday saw clouds all day long but during the day time it stayed dry and there were bits and pieces of sunshine, a great day on the beach! Around 7 pm the usual evening shower arrived and cooled things down nicely.

Chaweng beach in front of Centara Grand Beach Resort yesterday, nice and rather empty.


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