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Thai Holidays 2017 Posted by on Jan 4, 2017

There are many holidays throughout the year in Thailand, many of them Buddhist in nature. The country also celebrates its own traditional New Year in addition to January 1st. Thai people celebrate the birthday of their beloved late King Bhumibol and his wife Queen Sirikit as their respective Father’s and Mother’s Days. Get ready for the…

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Asahna Bucha Day Posted by on Jul 19, 2016

Buddhism is a crucial part of Thai culture, as nearly 95% of the population are Buddhists. As a result, many of the country’s most important holidays are Buddhist. Today is one of those days – Asahna Bucha Day (วันอาสาฬหบูชา wan aa-săan-hà-boo-chaa). It’s a public holiday, so people all over the country enjoy a day off to…

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Vesak in Thailand Posted by on Jun 1, 2015

Today is an important holiday for Buddhists all over the world, marking the birth, enlightenment, and death of Guatama Buddha. This day goes by many names – Vesak, Vesākha, and Buddha Purnima to name a few – and in Thailand it’s called Visakha Bucha (วิสาขบูชา). The date varies from country to country depending on what calendar…

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