Important Buddhist Religious Day - Visakha Bucha Day (2014)



 Issue Name: Important Buddhist Religious Day - Visakha Bucha Day
 Thai Issue Name: วันสำคัญทางพุทธศาสนา - วันวิสาขบูชา
 Issue Date: 2014/2557-05-13
 Cause: To commemorate the annual Visakha Bucha Day
 Catalogue Number: 2014/27
 Denomination: 3 Baht
 Unused Value: 4 Baht
 Used Value: 1 Baht
 Thailex Collection: n/a
 Size: 31 x 62 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 700,000 pieces
 Printer: Thai-British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Silhouette of the Phra Phutta Monthon Buddha image in Nakhon Pathom, surrounded by a glow, that is referred to as a rasmie (fig.), and Buddhists performing a thaksinahwat on Visakha Bucha Day, i.e. a triple circular procession around a temple, important shrine or stupa, in a clockwise direction, with the temple or shrine on the right, and while holding a small candle, three incense sticks and a lotus flower (fig.). Both the three incense sticks and the triple circumnavigations represent the Triple Gem. In the background is a golden silhouette of Wat Phra Kaew (fig.), i.e. the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (fig.) in Bangkok, including its battlements, which are called bai sema (fig.)..
 Related Links: Visakha Bucha, Buddha, Phra Phutta Monthon, Buddha image, thaksinahwat, kaan wian thian, rasmie, Triple Gem, incense stick, lotus, Nakhon Pathom, Wat Phra Kaew, Emerald Buddha, Bangkok, bai sema