Visakha Bucha Day is an important Thai festival marked on the full moon day of every sixth lunar month.
The day marks three key events in Buddha’s life: the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.
Visakha Bucha Day 2024 Dates & Celebrations, Koh Samui Thailand
This day is of such importance to Thai people that it has been designated a public holiday. This means many shops and attractions may be closed on this day, and alcohol sales may be restricted.
Koh Samui, many local people will go to the various temples around the island to pay their respects. It also typically means that the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan may not go ahead, so visitors are advised to plan accordingly.
If you choose to participate in this religious celebration, dress appropriately and cover your knees and shoulders once at the temple.