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Visakha Bucha Day

Widely known as Vesak or Wesak, Visakha Bucha Day is the Buddhist New Year. Visakha Bucha Day falls on the full moon of the 6th Lunar Month which in 2011 is the 17th May. Vesak commemorates the three most important events in the life of the Lord Buddha, namely his Birth, Enlightenment and Passing which
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Chakri Day

The 6th April in Thailand is Chakri Day and is a Public Holiday. Chakri Day celebrates the founding of the Chakri Dynasty, The Royal House of Chakri, in 1782 by His Majesty King Phra Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke. known as Rama 1. The Chakri Dynasty which started with Rama 1, has provided 9 Kings of Thailand
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Pattaya Int. Music Festival

The 10th Pattaya International Music Festival will take place at Pattaya Beach, Pattaya from the 18th to the 20th March 2011, 6pm to Midnight. As one of the largest International beach festivals in Asia it is expected to draw a crowd in excess of 400,000 people to the event. The 2011 Pattaya International Music Festival
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Phi Ta Khon

The Ghost Festival known as Phi Ta Khon is an annual Festival held in Dansai, Loei province in the North East of Thailand. In 2011, the Phi Ta Khon Ghost Festival will be held on the 24th to the 26th June. The Ghost Festival is a part of the celebrations for the Buddhist Festival of
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The 7th annual Flower Festival, Chiang Rai is being held from the 25th December to 3rd January 2011 at the Suan Mai Ngam Park in Chiang Rai, on the bank of Kok River. This is a new location for the flower festival and is a great improvement over the old venue. The setting is stunning,
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queen-sirikita

Aug 12th is a National Holiday as the Thai people celebrate H.M.The Queen’s Birthday. Aug 12th is quite appropriately also Mother’s Day in Thailand as Queen Sirikit is affectionately considered to be the Mother of the Thai Nation. All over Thailand, many streets will be festooned with flowers and flags and photographs of H.M. Queen
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Asaha Bucha Day

The Buddhist Festival of Asaha Bucha is one of the most important festivals in the Buddhist calendar. Asaha Bucha day celebrates the occasion of the first sermon given by the Lord Buddha. This Buddhist Festival also commemorates the birth of the Sangha. The Sangha refers to a group of people who have achieved enlightenment, either
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Makha Bucha

Makha Bucha is one of the 3 major Buddhist Holidays in Thailand. Buddhist holidays are calculated on the Lunar Calendar and this year, 2011, Makha Bucha falls on Friday 18th February. Makha Bucha is also a national holiday in Thailand. The name ‘Makha Bucha’ is Pali, Makha meaning the 3rd Lunar month, and Bucha which
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The Chinese New Year Festival 2010 which this year fell on Valentines Day, the traditional day for lovers, ushered in the Year of the Tiger. The Year of the Tiger promises to be a difficult year for many but in Thailand at least, all worries were put aside as the Chinese and Thai people painted
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The 2011 Chiang Mai Flower Festival will be held on the 4th to the 6th February, 2011 The annual Chiang Mai Flower Festival is one of the highlights of the year in Chiang Mai. The 2010 Chiang Mai Flower Festival is the 34th and is held this year on 5th-7th February. With a carnival atmosphere,
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