Buddhists in Thailand, Cambodia, Lao, Burma and Sri Lanka, celebrate Makha Bucha Day on the 26th February. It commemorates a historical meeting between the Buddha and his first 1,250 disciples. Today, Buddhists visit their local temple, listen to Buddhist teachings, give alms to monks and recite Buddhist scriptures. The highlight of Makha Bucha is the candlelight procession in the evening when everyone is invited to decorate the temples in candlelight. Happy Makha Bucha Day from the Interfaith and Cultural Group.