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Chakri Day

April 6 is Chakri Day in Thailand, a public holiday to commemorate the founding day of the royal Chakri Dynasty. HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the ninth king (Rama IX) while his son, the current King of Thailand, HM King Vajiralongkorn is the current monarch. On Chakri Day, the king and other members of the royal family preside over a religious ceremony honoring the previous kings. In general people in Thailand are pretty patriotic so holidays like this are still rather important. Especially with prior Kings being highly regarded as important factors…

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Loi Krathong, The Floating Wishes

Thailand is the country where people have always value in religion and belief. You can obviously see that almost every action Thai people made is involved with faith in their hearts. In every holiday, Thai temples are filled with believers. However, there is a special holiday that Thai people don’t just only go to temples but also go to the rivers to float a baskets into streams with their families and their love ones. My blog this week will show you characteristics of an upcoming festival in Thailand which most…

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Happy King Chulalongkorn Day

23 October of every year is a national holiday in Thailand – it is “King Chulalongkorn Day” or, how Thais call it: “Wan Piyamaharaj Day”. It is the memorial day of the passing away of King Chulalongkorn, a.k.a. King Rama V. King Rama V is famous for leading several major reforms in Thailand. Some of those reforms have been in the areas of the educational system, military affairs, State Railway and Slave Liberation – all of this without bloodshed. Who is King Chulalongkorn King Chulalongkorn is the fifth king of Siam under the…

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Chinese New Year – Lunar New Year in Thailand

The Lunar / Chinese New Year is the biggest festival in China and sets a complete country in motion. With all the Chinese influences here in Thailand this, obviously, does not pass unnoticed in the Land of Smile as well. Lots of Chinese employees / workers will go home to spend time with their family or take the time off to travel with their friends. What’s happening during Chinese New Year in Thailand? Celebrations! Obviously. You will see Chinese decorations and specials everywhere. Special discounts in shops, malls, heck even at…

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Thailand Holidays 2015

Here are the national and observed holidays for Thailand in 2015. Jan 1 Thursday New Year’s Day National holiday Jan 2 Friday Bridge Public Holiday National holiday Jan 10 Saturday National Children’s Day Observance Jan 16 Friday Teachers’ Day Observance Feb 14 Saturday Valentine’s Day Observance Feb 19 Thursday Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day Observance Feb 20 Friday Second day of Chinese Lunar New Year Observance Feb 21 Saturday Third day of Chinese Lunar New Year Observance Mar 4 Wednesday Makha Bucha National holiday Mar 20 Friday March equinox Season…

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Thailand Public Holidays 2014

1 January – New Year’s Day 14 February – Makha Bucha Day 6 April – Chakri Day 13 – 15 April (12-16+17 in some areas) Songkran Days 1 May – Labour Day 5 May – Coronation Day 13 May – Visakha Bucha Day 11 July – Arsaraha Bucha Day 12 August – H.M. The Queen’s Birthday 23 October – Chulalongkorn Memorial Day 5 December – H.M. The King’s Birthday 10 December – Constitution Day 31 December – New Year’s Eve

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Thailand review by a backpacker newbie

My, then 17 year old little sister, came to Thailand for the first time ever. To become a backpacker. For the first time ever. Here is her experience.    Meanwhile more than one month ago, I visited my brother Sascha in Thailand. It was my first time in this country, so I experienced a lot of different and interesting stuff I’ve never seen before. I started my journey right after my prom night on July 5, starting at Frankfurt Airport, having a stop in Dubai and finally arriving in Bangkok.…

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Visakha Bucha Day

Visakha Bucha Day 2016 falls on Friday, May 20th. It is one of the most important buddhist holidays and therefore celebrated extensively. Find some more general information below: VISAKHA BUCHA (Vesak) means the worship of Buddha on the full moon day of the sixth lunar month. This usually happens during May. In the case of a year with an extra eighth lunar month – Adhikamasa (there are 13 full moons in that year) – the Visakha Bucha Day falls on the full moon day of the seventh lunar month. BIRTH –…

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Bringing Christmas to Bangkok – Santa Cause BKK

While it is quite hard to find christmas feeling like ‘back home’ here in Bangkok I came across something that is way more christmasy than anything I’ve ever done before back home in Europe. Thanks to the Bangkok Volunteers Meetup group. The Christmas Spirit that is now brought to Bangkok by this group is something I really like and appreciate. Heck, I’m really happy I found out about that! Like in some other cities The Bangkok Volunteer Group picks up the Santa Cause idea, collects donations and gifts from all…

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FIVB Swatch World Tour 2012 Bangsaen Beach, Chonburi, Thailand

Finally FIVB has come to Thailand again. The official, Swatch sponsored, Beachvolleyball World Tour held its final tournament once again in Thailand. Teams from all over the world gathered 1 hour away from Bangkok City. Chonburi is located at the seaside and famous as an easy getaway from Bangkok and half way to well known Sin City Pattaya. However Chonburi is still a little sleepy (at least down at the seaside) and far away from being a party city. The FIVB Swatch Beachvolleyball World Tour did, what they always do.…

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