Chakri Day – April 2018

The Chakri dynasty (Thai: ราชวงศ์จักรี; rtgs: Ratchawong Chakkri) is the current ruling royal house of the Kingdom of Thailand, while the Head of the house is the monarch. The dynasty has ruled Thailand since the founding of the Rattanakosin Era and the city of...

Makha Bucha Day – March 2018

Māgha Pūjā, Makha Bucha (Thai: มาฆบูชา) is one of the important Buddhist festivals celebrated on the full moon day of Māgha in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, and usually falls in the middle of February. The purpose of the festival is to aim spiritual merits...

Loy Krathong 2017

Loi Krathong (Thai: ลอยกระทง, pronounced [lɔ̄ːj krā.tʰōŋ]) is a festival celebrated annually throughout southwestern Tai cultures, (Thailand, Laos, Shan, Mon, Tanintharyi, Kelantan, Kedah and Xishuangbanna). The name could be translated as “to float a...

Khao Phansa Day 2017

Khao Phansa Day is a Buddhist holiday observed in Thailand on the first day following the full moon occurring in the eighth month of the Thai lunar calendar. The date migrates each year due to differences between the lunar and solar calendars. Additionally, when Khao...

Asahna Bucha Day 2017

Asalha Puja (known as Asanha Bucha in Thailand, Thai: อาสาฬหบูชา) is a Theravada Buddhist festival which typically takes place in July, on the full moon of the eighth lunar month. It is celebrated in Cambodia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Laos, Myanmar and in countries with...

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