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Thai Blog Greatest Hits Posted by on Mar 29, 2018

Thai Blog Greatest Hits

After 4 years of contributing to the Thai blog, it’s time for me to say ลาก่อน (goodbye). I’ve had some amazing experiences traveling in Thailand, learning a bit of the language and a lot about the culture, and it’s been my pleasure to share them with you. Just like a classic rock star on their farewell…

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All About Songkran Posted by on Apr 10, 2017

It’s that time again, as Thais all around the country gear up for the most important holiday. Songkran (สงกรานต์ sǒng graan) is a 3-day festival taking place from April 13-15 that rings in the traditional Thai New Year. There are quite a few customs associated with the holiday, including the epic water fights that take place…

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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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The King’s Birthday in Thailand Posted by on Dec 5, 2016

Today marks a somber occasion in Thailand, as people continue to grieve over the loss of their beloved King on what would have been his 89th birthday. The official period of mourning will last an entire year – a sign of just how loved King Bhumibol was by his people. Let’s learn a bit about how…

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Loi Krathong and Yi Peng – Two Thai Festivals Posted by on Nov 14, 2016

While the news out of Thailand hasn’t exactly been great this year – problems with the government and the recent passing of the beloved King Bhumibol – there is a bright spot in the country today. As a matter of fact, there are thousands of them. That’s because it’s Loi Krathong (ลอยกระทง loi grà-tong), or…

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A Cultural Trip Through Thailand (Part Three – North) Posted by on Oct 4, 2016

The 2-week cultural tour of Thailand finishes up in the north. Visit Chiang Mai – the 2nd biggest city – to explore temples, museums, and take part in a Thai festival. Next head to Chiang Rai to visit the “Heaven & Hell of Architecture” – the White Temple and Black House. See it all and…

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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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