Maka Bucha is a public holiday in several Mekong region countries such as Cambodia and Thailand. This festival is the second most important Buddhist festival. As with most Buddhist festivals, its date depends on the Lunar cycle.
Buddha Purnima is the most sacred day in the Buddhist calendar. It is the most important festival of the Buddhists and is celebrated with great enthusiasm.
Asahna Bucha is a national Holiday in Thailand. It replaced Buddhist Lent as a gazetted holiday in 2007.The date in the western calendar depends on the Lunar cycle. It is also known as Asalha Puja or Dhamma Day.
Buddhist Lent begins on the day after Asahna Bucha, which is observed on the first full moon of the eighth lunar month.