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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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Best Posts of 2016 Posted by on Dec 27, 2016

It’s time to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in the New Year. All year long, we’ve been sharing vocabulary lists, grammar tips, cultural insights, and travel stories from Thailand. Let’s take a look back at some of the best posts from 2016: Language Going to the Beach Many people come to Thailand specifically for…

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The Royal Ploughing Ceremony Posted by on May 9, 2016

Today is a national holiday in Thailand – the Royal Ploughing Ceremony. The official name for the ceremony is quite long: พระราชพิธีจรดพระนังคัลแรกนาขวัญ prá râat-chá-pí-tee jà-ròt-prá-nang-kan râek naa kwăn It literally means “the royal ploughing ceremony marking the auspicious beginning of the rice growing season.” Since that’s such a mouth-full, most people just refer to it…

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