Thai temple lights 300,000 candles to mark Earth Day

A total of 330,000 lit candles made up the shape of a buddhist monk meditation within a huge design of the earth.

According to the director of the Communication Department of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Venerable Sanitwong Wuthiwangso, it is estimated that around 300,000 monks and devotees attended the ceremony virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions.

"Since we are a Buddhist organization, we came up with the theme 'cleanse the mind, cleanse the world', which is to remind people to cleanse their minds before they start cleaning the world," added Venerable Sanitwong.

To highlight the significance of the Earth, the United Nations has declared April 22 the Earth Day to demonstrate support for the environmental protection.

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