Khao Phansa Day 28 July 2018

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 – July 2018

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...

Songkran Festival – 2018

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...

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...