Buddhists from twelve countries hold New Year prayer in Bangkok

The Myanmar delegation led by Dr. Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa and Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko pose for documentary photo together with Members of the Sangha from twelve countries at a New Year prayer ceremony in Bangkok. Photo: MNA
The Myanmar delegation led by Dr. Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa and Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko pose for documentary photo together with Members of the Sangha from twelve countries at a New Year prayer ceremony in Bangkok. Photo: MNA

Buddhists from twelve countries attended a New Year prayer ceremony held at Sanam Luang in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday afternoon.
The prayer ceremony was attended by 16 Sayadaws from Myanmar, led by State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Chairman Sayadaw Dr. Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, Tipitaka Sayadaws, State/Region Sanghanayaka Sayadaws totaling 31 sanghas and 26 lay persons, led by Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko.
The New Year prayer ceremony will be held in Bangkok, from 29 December until the morning of 1 January morning, and starting from 11 p.m. 31 December, Sanghas from 12 countries will conduct the New Year prayer.
Last year’s New Year prayer ceremony marking the transition from 2017 to 2018 was held at Yangon, Mingaladon Garden City, Zabu Okshaung Myat Bon Khaung Pagoda where invited sanghas from various countries conducted prayers. It was jointly organized by the Asian Buddhist Community, Myanmar Theravada Buddhist Federation and Border Areas and Hill Region Sasana Nuggaha Association.—MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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