The world’s leading press report the news on the ceremony of Magha Buja Day at Wat Phra Dhammakaya.

On February 28, 2021, Ven. Phrakru Samusanitwong Wuttiwangso, Director of the Communication Department, stated that the world’s leading press, such as Reuters, AFP, Voice of America (VOA), Nikkei, The Washington Post, “Yahoo!” website, MSN website, Nasdaq, The Guardian, Getty Images, SABC News, Inquirer, CGTN America, Melenio, Gulf News, Swissinfo News, NOS, Nieuws, Anatara and Thai press including 3 Miti News and Manager online reported the news on the ceremony of Magha Buja Day at Wat Phra Dhammakaya that was organized with the online 2 million lantern lighting in homage to the Lord Buddha together with chanting, group meditation and the spread of loving kindness to the entire world in order that people would stay safe from Covid-19 and the lay people participated online through Zoom Application on February 26, 2021.

Please see detailed information in the following press links:

1.Reuters / England
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-thailand-religion-idUSKBN2AQ2LG

2.Reuters Picture Twitter
https://twitter.com/reuterspictures/status/1365395570056167434

3.News Reporter : Matthew Tostevin
https://twitter.com/tostevinm/status/1365356565209907201

4. AFP / France
https://twitter.com/afpfr/status/1365436228976410626

5. Nikkei Asia /Japan
https://twitter.com/nikkeiasia/status/1365376109240606726

6.SABC News / South Africa
https://twitter.com/sabcnews/status/1365437064104337412

7.Milenio / Mexico
https://twitter.com/milenio/status/1365410308282454016

8. CGTN America / U.S.A.
8.1 https://twitter.com/cgtnamerica/status/1365397441206489091
8.2 https://twitter.com/cgtnamerica/status/1365397549289410561

9. Inquirer/ Philippines
https://twitter.com/inquirerdotnet/status/1365457490251558912

10. Washington Post / U.S.A.
The week’s best photos – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/photography/interactive/2021/here-are-16-weeks-best-photos-2/

11. Manager Online | LINE TODAY Thailand
https://liff.line.me/1454988218-NjbXbq18/v2/article/wXPrg0?utm_source=lineshare
https://www.facebook.com/401831669848423/posts/4245501655481386/?d=n

12. Press of Netherlands
https://netherlandsnewslive.com/zoom-measurement-of-200000-buddhists-on-a-280-meter-long-screen-2/99066

13. Voice of America (VOA) / U.S.A.
https://www.voanews.com/gallery/february-26-2021

14.  3 Miti News / Thailand

15. Swissinfo News / Switzerland
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/reuters/temple-of-zoom–200-000-thai-buddhists-mark-holy-day-via-video-link/46404662

16. NOS Nieuws / Netherlands
https://nos.nl/artikel/2370468-zoommeeting-van-200-000-boeddhisten-op-scherm-van-280-meter-lang.html

17. Antara / Indonesia
https://m.antaranews.com/foto/2019273/peringatan-hari-makha-bucha-saat-pandemi-covid-19-di-thailand

18. EL Litoral / Argentina
https://m.ellitoral.com/index.php/id_um/284800-tradicion-y-tecnologia-200000-budistas-tailandeses-celebraron-su-dia-sagrado-a-traves-de-zoom-dia-de-makha-bucha-internacionales.html

19. “World Digest” Column  of Washington Post / U.S.A.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/world-digest-feb-26-2021/2021/02/26/9677b688-7848-11eb-9537-496158cc5fd9_story.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/world-digest-feb-26-2021/2021/02/26/9677b688-7848-11eb-9537-496158cc5fd9_story.html

20.  Reuters Instragram / U.S.A.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLxJZciDHFi/?igshid=7xjo4ld0x8f9

21. The Guardian’s Photographs of the Week / England
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2021/feb/26/20-photographs-of-the-week#img-18

22. Cyprus Mail / Cyprus
http://www.newsincyprus.com/news/298993/temple-of-zoom-200-000-thai-buddhists-mark-holy-day-via-video-link

23. The Sender / Thailand
https://thesender.co/11783/news/
https://www.facebook.com/388396157974208/posts/1878755648938244/?d=n

24. Talknewsonline / Thailand
https://www.talknewsonline.com/330089/

  1. Tagesschau’s Photo of the Day / Germany
    https://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/bilder/blickpunkte-6257.html

    26. The Financial Express / India
    https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/world/thai-buddhists-mark-holy-day-on-temple-of-zoom-1614401693

    27.  Photo of the Day by Nepal24hours / Nepal
    https://nepal24hours.com/

    28. Photo of the Day by SIC Notícias / Protugal
    https://sicnoticias.pt/pais/2021-02-26-As-fotos-do-dia.-Idosos-vacinados-em-Alcoutim-um-dos-concelhos-mais-envelhecidos-da-Europa

    29. Ivoox Indonesia / Indonesia
    https://twitter.com/ivooxid/status/1365521150239907845

    30. SOPA Images / Hong Kong
    https://twitter.com/sopaimages/status/1365502062016880641

    31. Thai News Reports / Thailand
    https://twitter.com/thainewsreports/status/1365470212519321609

    32. Pikiran Rakyat / Indonesia
    https://priangantimurnews.pikiran-rakyat.com/nasional/pr-1221506319/temple-of-zoom-200000-umat-buddha-thailand-menandai-hari-suci-melalui-tautan-video

    33. Haber7 / Turkey
    https://www.haber7.com/foto-galeri/67449-taylandda-makha-bucha-gunu

  2. “The Himalayan” Newspapaer / Nepal

    35. “Yahoo” website of U.S.A.
    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/temple-zoom-200-000-thai-172646676.html

    36. The Star / Malaysia
    https://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2021/02/27/temple-of-zoom-200000-thai-buddhists-mark-holy-day-via-video-link

    37. Today Online / Singapore
    https://www.todayonline.com/world/temple-zoom-200000-thai-buddhists-mark-holy-day-video-link

    38. Nasdaq / U.S.A.
    https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/temple-of-zoom%3A-200000-thai-buddhists-mark-holy-day-via-video-link-2021-02-26

    39.  VOA Thailand / Thailand
    https://www.voathai.com/a/february-26-2021-day-in-photos/5794615/p1.html

    40. The National Post / Canada
    https://nationalpost.com/pmn/entertainment-pmn/temple-of-zoom-200000-thai-buddhists-mark-holy-day-via-video-link

    41. abc NEWS / Australia
    https://abcnews.go.com/International/photos/week-photos-37117486/image-37140120

  3. NewZee / India

https://youtu.be/D_EBIEBPNvI

43. ZUMA Press  / U.S.A.
The best pictures of the day https://www.instagram.com/p/CLxGdJAlIuO/?igshid=1s1ugbpaffi9y

44. “Getty Images” website / U.S.A.
https://www.gettyimages.com/search/2/image?events=775625142&family=editorial&sort=newest

45.  Twitter of Fantastic Asia / Japan
https://twitter.com/faranfaran22/status/1365492631036305408

46. Gulf News / Dubai, United Arab Emirates
https://gulfnews.com/photos/lifestyle/temple-of-zoom-200000-thai-buddhists-mark-holy-day-via-video-link-1.1614416205162

47. Le Petit Journal / France
https://lepetitjournal.com/bangkok/200000-bouddhistes-thailandais-celebrent-makha-bucha-sur-zoom-299609

48. Tempo / Indonesia
https://foto.tempo.co/read/86947/umat-buddha-peringati-hari-makha-bucha-secara-virtual-di-thailand
https://en.tempo.co/photo/86955/more-than-200000-thai-buddhists-mark-holy-day-via-video-link

49.  Lianhe Zaobao / Singapore
https://www.zaobao.com.sg/znews/sea/story20210228-1127420

50. “Boeddhistisch Dagblad” website / Netherlands
https://boeddhistischdagblad.nl/nieuws/160482-thailand-magha-zoompuja-met-200-000-boeddhisten-op-scherm-van-280-meter/

51. Twitter of AFP Photo / France
https://mobile.twitter.com/AFPphoto/status/1365678078228324352

52. Twitter of Getty Images News / U.S.A.
https://twitter.com/GettyImagesNews/status/1365789217985613824?s=20

53. Techosmo / U.S.A.
https://techosmo.com/mashable/makha-bucha-day-had-200000-buddhists-celebrating-over-zoom-photos/
https://twitter.com/techosmo/status/1365694727371321348?s=20

54.  inkl / Australia
https://twitter.com/inkl/status/1365398498007465988?s=20
https://www.inkl.com/news/temple-of-zoom-200-000-thai-buddhists-mark-holy-day-via-video-link

55. “Gizmodo” website of U.S.A.
https://gizmodo.com/200-000-buddhists-gathered-on-a-giant-screen-via-zoom-t-1846373665

56.  MSN website of U.S.A.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/honoring-buddha-and-his-teachings-on-makha-bucha-day/ss-BB1e38kf

57.  Liputan6 / Indonesia
https://m.liputan6.com/global/read/4493798/foto-peringatan-hari-makha-bucha-saat-pandemi-covid-19-di-thailand?utm_source=lpfeed&utm_medium=lpfeed&utm_campaign=rss&page=1
58. ABS-CBN / Philippines
https://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/multimedia/photo/02/28/21/devotion-by-zoom

59. Detik / Indonesia
https://news.detik.com/foto-news/d-5474993/potret-perayaan-magha-puja-di-thailand-yang-digelar-saat-pandemi

60. Thanh Niên / Vietnam
https://m.thanhnien.vn/cong-nghe/ngay-le-phat-giao-thai-lan-duoc-to-chuc-qua-zoom-1347521.html

61. medcom / Indonesia
https://m.medcom.id/foto/internasional/akWLjpqK-suasana-peringatan-hari-makha-bucha-di-thailand-saat-pandemi

62. Al Bawaba / United Arab Emirates
https://www.albawaba.com/slideshow/over-200000-buddhists-mark-makha-bucha-day-online-1413693