Category Archives: Holiday

Phuket’s weather during low season is better than you think

Phuket’s so called low season, or rainy season is actually much better than most imagine. Sunsets are colorful, weather is mild and refreshed after the usual short daily shower, and the island is less cramped and prices lower.  With weather changing around the world, Phuket is not an exception, the rainy season seems pushed back […]

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Makha Bucha Thailand Festival

Magha Puja (มาฆบูชา) (Makha Bucha) is an important Buddhist religious festival, celebrated in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Magha is a Pali and Sanskrit word meaning the third lunar month, and Puja is a word in the same language that means to venerate or honor. It is pronounced in Thai as Makha Bucha. It is held […]

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Thailand Holidays and Festivals 2013

There are at least fifteen public holidays in Thailand and most Thai workers will receive additional vacation time on top of this. The Thai calendar also includes many holidays and festivals which are not official holidays. Below is the complete calendar of Thai Holidays and Festivals for 2013 [flickr]5639922304[/flickr]

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King’s Birthday and Fathers Day 2012

The King’s Birthday, Father’s Day, National Day King Bhumipol Adulyadej was born on December 5, and this day is now celebrated as Father’s Day across Thailand. Thai people may give a dok Buddha ruksa (also known as a canna flower) to their fathers and grandfathers on this day. Many people also wear yellow, which is […]

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Loy Krathong, Yee Peng 2012

Loy Krathong (ลอยกระทง), sometimes spelled Loy Kratong, is a colorful festival held every year on the full moon of the twelfth month in the Thai Lunar Calendar. In 2012, the full moon falls on November 28th, but in some places the celebration will be from the 27 to 29th. This Thai Festival is held all […]

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Prince Mahidol Day Holiday

Mahidol Day is held each year on September 24 in remembrance of Prince Mahidol who is honored in Thailand as the father of modern Thai medicine. He was the father of HRH King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand. [flickr size =”large”]8018630485[/flickr]

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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival in Thailand

Wonder what all those moon cakes are doing at 7-11? Here’s some info on the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival and what you can expect in Thailand, near the end of September. [flickr]262305960[/flickr]

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