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Holidays in Thailand

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Makha Bucha is celebrated on the full moon night of the  third Lunar month. It is usually celebrated in February or March. The purpose of the holiday is to memorize four fortunate events, which occurred after the Enlightenment of the Buddha at Veluvana Bamboo Grove. It is common to carry candles and walk clockwise around temples three times during this holiday.

Chinese New Year has been brought to Thailand by the numerous Chinese settlers. Nowadays, it is the most important holiday for the Thai Chinese, who are concentrated in the larger cities throughout Thailand. They celebrate it by cleaning their houses and offering food to ancestors. During this period of time, all Chinatowns in Thailand are bustling, and it is definitively worth paying a visit.

Songkran – is the Thai New Year, which falls officially on April 13th to 15th, but the dates might be slightly different depending on the traveler’s location. Originally, during the Thai New Year, people used to wash themselves to remove their sins; however, nowadays the holiday became known for its widespread and funny water fights, happening for the whole three days. People use all kinds of water guns, which can be bought on every corner. The holiday has become especially distinctive in Chiang Mai and the Khao San road in Bangkok. Also some resorts like Pattaya, Ko Samui and Phuket are famous for wet celebration of the Thai New Year. It is nearly unavoidable to be splashed with water during Songkran, so it is advisable to wear dark clothes, to refrain the transparency of the white clothing after getting wet. Using a plastic bag to seal your valuables; such as cell phone, camera and wallet, is also a must.

festival hotel cheap hotel tour package tour thailand traveler vacations Holidays in Thailand Tour operator in Thailand, Thailand destinations, Tour operator in Thailand, Tour Agent Thailand,Loy Krathong – usually on the 1st full moon night in the 12th month of the Lunar calendar, which takes place in November. It is customary to go towards river banks to float away krathongs, which are banana leafs containing a candle or flowers. Many hotels organize these activities by their swimming pools. During the holiday, people express their gratitude to the river god for bringing life to people. By floating krathongs, Thais trust that that they will wash away their grudges and many will place a few strand of hair or finger nail clippings in the krathong. In line with the Thai tradition, if a traveler makes a wish while setting down krathong, and it floats out of sight before the candle burns out, the wish will come true. Sukhotai organizes a fascinating floating show every year, which is worth seeing. In addition, some cities like Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, have their own exclusive custom of floating Kom or lit lanterns balloon. The view is especially amazing during that night.

Coronation Day takes place on May 5th and commemorates the coronation of the present King in the middle of XX century. It is worth noting that the King got in effective power 4 years before the coronation took place. Currently, He is not only the longest-in-office monarch in Thailand, but also the longest-serving current Head of State in the world.

festival hotel cheap hotel tour package tour thailand traveler vacations Holidays in Thailand Tour operator in Thailand, Thailand destinations, Tour operator in Thailand, Tour Agent Thailand,The King's Birthday is celebrated on December 5th, and as such is the country's National Day, which is simultaneously   celebrated as Father's Day, too. This is the day when all Thais pay their tribute to the King. During that time, it is common to see decorations on all sorts of buildings containing the King’s flag as well as His picture. Government buildings, as well as commercial buildings, are decorated with lights. In the older part of the capital, especially close to the Royal Palace, there are extravagant light displays on trees, buildings, and the streets. The Queen's Birthday falls on August 12th. This is also Mother's Day, and is commemorated similarly, although with a little less splendor.