February 25: Magha Puja Day (observed). This is an auspicious day when Thais go to the temple to give alms to the monks, observe the Eight Precepts, and practice renunciation. They participate in a ceremony with candles, flowers, and incense, walking around the temple clockwise three times. Everyone is invited to join in.
This day commemorates a gathering of 1,250 enlightened monks who paid respect to the Buddha. The Buddha gave a sermon asking them to do good, abstain from bad action, and to purify their minds.