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Alcohol ban for end of Buddhist Lent

 

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The 24-hour ban on the sale of alcohol for tomorrow (Oct 24) will come into effect at midnight tonight.

 

PHUKET:-- A ban on the sale of alcohol will come into effect at midnight tonight as the nation commemorates ‘Wan Org Pansa’, also referred to as the end of Buddhist Lent.

 

“Tomorrow is an important Buddhist day. By law, the sale of alcohol is not permitted except at duty free shops in international airports until midnight Wednesday (Oct 24),” Col Serpman Sirikong, Deputy Commander of the Phuket Provincial Police, confirmed to The Phuket News.

 

 “We have received an order prohibiting the sale of alcohol on October 24. The order was sent to all establishments in Phuket that sell alcohol,” he added.

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/alcohol-ban-for-end-of-buddhist-lent-69082.php#JEfiBMr7E0F5QExQ.97

 
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You have to love it. During Lent you give up booze (if that is your thing) and at the end of Lent you booze away to your hearts content. Simple you would think, however not here, where you drink throughout Lent and then can't buy a drink when it ends. Champion!

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