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Vesākha is an annual holiday observed traditionally by practicing Buddhists in South Asian and South East Asian countries like Nepal, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Indonesia and India.Sometimes informally called "Buddha's Birthday," it actually encompasses the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of Gautama Buddha.

The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year's Day from 13 to 15 April. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia.

A raft has been developed to be made of bread or sometimes made of styrofoam). The reason for using breads is to protect the environment. Since having many rafts in the river can create a huge water pollution problem. Bread will eventually become food for fishes and other animals in the river. Even though banana leaves are biodegradable, it takes longer to be degraded than a bread. Therefore, bread is the most environmental friendly choice to make a raft whereas foam is not recommended at all. A raft is decorated with elaborately-folded banana leaves, flowers, candles, incense sticks etc.

Makabucha Day is a religious public holiday.It came from the day when1250 disciples from the Lord Buddha gathered to listen for the Dharma speech after Buddha's enlightment.

The festival of the Illminated Boat Procession or "Lai Reua Fai" in Thai and "Lai Heua Fai" in local dialect is an ancient tradition of northeastern people.