HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on Friday launched Buddhism Promotion Week at a ceremony in Bangkok.
The special week coincides with Vesak Day, or Visakha Bucha Day, commemorating the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. This year it falls on May 29.
To mark Visakha Bucha, HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn assigned Privy Councillor General Surayud Chulanont to represent him in making merit in dedication to HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and HM Queen Sirikit. The merit-making ceremony took place at the Royal Plaza.