Art & Culture

Loy Krathong 2017

Loi Krathong[a] (Thai: ลอยกระทง, pronounced [lɔ̄ːj krā.tʰōŋ]) is a festival celebrated annually throughout southwestern Tai cultures,

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Songkran Festival – 2017

Songkran is the Thai New Year's festival. The Thai New Year's Day is 13 April every year, but the holiday period includes 14–15 April as well. The word "Songkran" comes from the Sanskrit word saṃkrānti literally "astrological passage", meaning transformation or...

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Chakri Day

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...

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Makha Bucha Day 2017

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…

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Vassa

Vassa (Pali: vassa-, Sanskrit: varṣa-, both “rain”) is the three-month annual retreat observed by Theravada practitioners. Taking place during the wet season, Vassa lasts for three lunar months,…

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Asalha Puja

Asalha Puja (known as Asanha Bucha in Thailand) is a Theravada Buddhist festival which typically takes place in July, on the full moon of the eighth lunar month. Asalha Puja, also known as Dhamma Day,

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Wisaka Bucha Day

On Vesākha Day, Buddhists all over the world commemorate events of significance to Buddhists of all traditions: The birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Gautama Buddha.

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Coronation Day

When is Coronation Day? This national holiday in Thailand held annually on 5 May. If 5 May falls on a weekend, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday. Known in Thai as ‘Wan Chattra Mongkhon’,

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Songkran Festival

The Songkran festival (Thai: สงกรานต์, pronounced [sǒŋ.krāːn]) is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from 13 to 15 April. The word “Songkran”, comes from the Sanskrit word “Saṃkrānti”,

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Chakri Day

Chakri Day is observed on April 6 to commemorate the contribution of the kings of Chakri dynasty, who have been ruling Thailand since 1782. The day is a medium for the faithful people of Thailand to express their love and …

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Makha Bucha Day

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…

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