Is October 23 a holiday in Thailand?

Is it a special day in Thailand today?

Asanha Bucha Day is a special Buddhist holiday in Thailand marking the day when the Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon at Benares in India over 2,500 years ago. Today is also the start of the period of Buddhist Lent. …

When was slavery abolished in Thailand?

Slavery was explicitly criminalized by the 1908 penal code, section 269, which prohibited the sale and acquisition of slaves (but exempting those that were legal under the 1905 Act). Acts from 1911–13 expanded the coverage of previous laws. Slavery, finally, legally ceased in 1915.

What are some holidays in Thailand?

7 Important Thai Holidays, Celebrations and Festivals

  • Chulalongkorn Day (October 23rd) This important Thai holiday commemorates the life of King Chulalongkorn. …
  • Coronation Day (May 5th) …
  • Visakha Puja Holiday. …
  • Constitution Day. …
  • Loy Kratong Holiday. …
  • Buddhist Lent. …
  • Western New Year Holiday (December 31st)

What religion is in Thailand?

Religions by region

Religion in Thailand (2015)
Buddhism 94.50%
Islam 4.29%
Christianity 1.17%
Hinduism 0.03%

Can I buy alcohol in Thailand today?

In Thailand, you can buy alcohol at a bar, hotel or restaurant at just about any time they are open. At a supermarket, a 7-11, a mom-and-pop store or wine shop , however, there are certain times when you cannot buy alcohol. You cannot buy alcohol in Thailand between the hours of 2pm and 5pm on any day of the week.

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Are there slaves in Japan?

Prevalence. The Global Slavery Index 2018 estimates that on any given day in 2016 there were 37,000 people living in conditions of modern slavery in Japan, a prevalence of 0.3 victims of modern slavery for every thousand people in the country.

Provisions of the Indian Penal Code of 1861 effectively abolished slavery in British India by making the enslavement of human beings a criminal offense.

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