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Important Buddhist Religious Day - Asaanha Bucha Day (2000)

Buddha image in the pahng tawaai naet pose

 

 Issue Name: Important Buddhist Religious Day (Asalhapuja Day)
 Thai Issue Name: วันสำคัญทางพุทธศาสนา (วันอาสฬหบุชา)
 Issue Date: 2000/2543-07-16
 Cause: To commemorate the annual Asaanha Bucha Day, which is held on the day of the full moon in July commemorating the first sermon of the Buddha given to the five panjawakkie in Sarnath
 Catalogue Number: 2000/44
 Denomination: 3 Baht
 Used Value: 6 Baht
 Unused Value: 4 Baht
 Thailex Collection: Unused stamp
 Size: 45 x 27 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 700,000 pieces
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Buddha image in the pahng tawaai naet pose, i.e. standing while holding an alms bowl with both hands. This pose corresponds to Sunday in the Phra prajam wan geut system, while the red colour of the background corresponds to Sunday in the sih prajam wan system.
 Related Links: Asaanha Bucha, Sarnath, Buddha, Buddha image, pahng tawaai naet, Phra prajam wan geut, sih prajam wan, bucha