An unofficial but long-awaited holiday. Before Christmas decorated shopping malls, hotels and restaurants. Appear elegant Christmas trees, Christmas carols, fun the lights are flashing everywhere. Christmas atmosphere is pleasant, both tourists and residents. Christmas is another occasion to meet the whole family, to have a celebratory dinner with her family. In some Thai schools on this day children are given sweet gifts.
Birthday of his Majesty king Bhumibol was Adulyadej (Rama IX) - the big national holiday. Residents of Thailand, it is very revered and loved.
13 Oct 2016 Rama IX died at the age of 88 . He ruled the country for more than 70 years, so this fact is listed in the Guinness book of records.
On the eve of the festival the streets and squares decorated with yellow flags depicting the Royal coat of arms (the color of the king), portraits of the king, garlands and flowers. A lot of people wear outfits of yellow color. During the day, festive events and concerts. In the evening in parks and city squares, people perform two songs in honor of the king, holding in hand lighted candles.
People genuinely love Rama IX, during the years of his reign, made an enormous contribution to the development of their country. His whole life was dedicated to improving the lives of his country and his people. He always helped people, especially the poor. His wife, Queen Sirikit, a close friend and aide to king. Together they devoted all their time and energy for the development of Thailand. Traveled together to different parts of the country, talked to people, visited hospitals and schools.
Their family is a perfect example of family for all residents. Only the Royal family has four children – one son and three daughters. King Rama IX was not only a talented leader but also a brilliant musician, artist, photographer. Albums, his tunes are sold in all music stores of the country. His main passion has always been jazz, and favorite musical instrument - a saxophone. Teacher of the saxophone was the legend of world jazz, benny Goodman.
In Thailand organizes exhibitions, publishes books and albums with photographs taken by Rama IX in different years. Almost all the photographs he could be seen with a camera, even on the banknote 1000 baht, he is depicted with a camera. This day is also national Father's day, as the King is considered the Father of Thai people. Many local residents believe that he is the half man, half polonoreste.
The Royal regatta is a major international competition, which is held in early December every year and lasts about a week. The participants come from different countries and parts of the World. <br>
The preparation begins long before the competitions start, because you need so much time to do is to drive or rent a yacht, to prepare the ship for the competition, gather the crew and learn to work as a single mechanism. From each team member, starting with the captain and ending with the sailor depends, will the boat first or you get left behind prize-winning places.<br>
In competitions involving professional racers, Amateurs and beginners. Even if you've never sailed, you have the opportunity to become a member.<br>
Competitions are held in the South-Western side of Phuket, participants will finish the in the center of Kata beach.<br>
All participants are divided into several classes (racing yachts, Charter yachts, catamarans). <br>
There are also competitions among juniors class boats the Optimist and Laser.<br>
Every evening there is the awards ceremony. Venues usually several large hotels in different parts of the island. Nice end of the competition day. The opportunity to obtain the coveted Cup, it's nice to relax and chat with like-minded people, to discuss the day passed and the action plan for the next.<br>
The first regatta took place on 5 December 1987, in celebration of the birthday of King Rama IX.<br>
Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) was a sailing enthusiast and he often attended as a guest of honour of the regatta.<br>
This year's anniversary, 30 years from the date of the first Royal Regatta. Participants and viewers will find many interesting things!
Loy Krathong is a nationwide for Thailand holiday, very picturesque and really impressive. It is celebrated every year on the day of the 12th full moon of the year – typically, these dates fall on November or end of October. On this day, the Thais launched a homemade boat in the form of a Lotus flower, within which the candle burns, and all the reservoirs of the country are transformed in the eyes. This festival is dedicated to the goddess of Water, which the Thais I apologize for the inappropriate use of valuable water resources, and simultaneously expresses the renunciation of all evil, of negativity that have accumulated over the years. Boats (Krathong) are launched after dark, the whole family or couples. After running boats in the sky release hundreds of sky lanterns, making a wish.
The high tourist season in Phuket begins with the annual Christmas carnival on Patong, which lasts six days. At this time the island attracts thousands of tourists to plunge into the atmosphere of the festival, which is a sample of fun and hospitality. Parade, live music performed by popular Thai bands, performances dressed in national costumes of dancers, street contests with prizes, beach competitions and games, delicious Thai food and much more is waiting for you!
A national holiday in Thailand. A long 42-year reign of king Chulalongkorn (Rama V) was the era of profound reforms and the formation of Thailand as a modern state. King Rama V studied the Western system of government, established contacts with many powers, sent the Royal children to study in the West.
Reform of the king has affected almost all aspects of life of the Thai people: the abolition of slavery, the building of Railways, the establishment of post, Telegraph, public institutes, a system of Ministries in 1892, reforms in healthcare and education. His death October 23, 1910 was a great loss to the entire nation. Memorial day to lay wreaths at his equestrian statue in Bangkok and other monuments in all provinces of the country.
13 Oct 2016 left a great man in the history of their country, in world history; king, who ruled for more than 70 years - Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX).<br>
The monarch died at the age of 88 years at the hospital Siriraj, from kidney failure. His body was transported to the Royal Palace in Bangkok. Thousands of people followed the monarch on his last journey. Soldiers in white uniforms and black ribbon on the sleeve saluted the monarch along the route of the procession.<br>
Daily Royal Palace are allowed to use no more than 10,000 people. Citizens in mourning clothes are allowed to enter the Palace and leave condolences in a special book.<br>
After the death of king Rama IX in Thailand was proclaimed mourning for a period of one year.
The vegetarian festival or the festival of the "nine Emperor Gods" begins with the first day of the ninth lunar month. The festival lasts nine days. It is considered that in these days down to earth nine Gods, who grant island prosperity for the next year.
During the festival Buddhists dressed in garments white and adhere to a strict vegetarian diet, do not eat meat and fish dishes. Thus, the inhabitants of the island are trying to cleanse your body and strengthen the spirit. But the most interesting and extraordinary is happening during the festive processions. Participants pierce their cheeks with knives, iron bars, rods, swords, spears and other exotic items. It is believed that the pain that those inflict on themselves, are able to ward off evil from the island, a horrible appearance to frighten evil spirits.
The final procession starts in the evening of the last day of the festival. Marchers carry a stretcher with the statues of the nine divines. Observers throw firecrackers under the feet of marching, but often firecrackers fall in the head and other parts of the body. Therefore, their face, eyes protected with masks and special glasses. Every year there are daring girls who don't wear protection and go barefoot with bare torso. It is believed that in this way they are even more cleanse his spirit. At this time the streets are very noisy, the smoke and the smell of gunpowder thick haze envelops the streets of the city.
It is believed that the louder the festival, the better, because the noise scares away evil spirits.
National Science Day in Thailand is celebrated every year on August 18. This festival is dedicated to the anniversary of prediction and observation by King Mongkut (Rama IV) solar Eclipse in 1868. Two years before the Eclipse, king Mongkut predicted the time and place for his observations, made based on own calculations. All the predictions of the king was confirmed. In 1982, king Mongkut (Rama IV) was called the "father of science of Thailand", and then it was decided to celebrate the August 18, every year as national Science day in Thailand. Science day in Thailand is highly respected as the science itself in General. The title of the scientist – one of the most prestigious in the country. Many members of the Royal family has made some progress in this field.
In the first large-scale bike ride "Bike for Mom" took place on 16 August 2015, dedicated to the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. The sports initiative has received tremendous response among the people of Thailand - the bike ride was attended by hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Thus, citizens expressed honor, love and respect their Queen. Tours "Bicycle for mom" were held in Bangkok and in 77 provinces of Thailand. The bike ride was attended by all comers. The participants were dressed in identical blue shirts (the color Queen) with the logo of the race. The marathon was attended by the children and grandchildren of the Queen.
On August 12 in Thailand celebrate the birthday of their beloved Queen and Mother of the Nation – Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. The Thai people Express their love and respect to the Queen in her birthday. The country is immersed in the joyous atmosphere of this day. People decorate their houses blue flags with the symbol of the Royal house (the color Queen) and portraits of the Queen. On this day, many concerts and sporting events. Many people pray for the health of the Queen, wishing her long life and happiness. On this day women give gifts with the flower of Jasmine (the flower Queen).
Her Majesty has earned numerous awards for their active participation in public life of the country. She is the leader of many social programs, manages and develops charitable funds, working in the field of revival of national arts, helping vulnerable people of Thailand. For most people their Queen is the symbol of female beauty and role model. This day also, in 1976, it is celebrated as national Mother's Day. Locals thank their mothers and give gifts and flowers, bow down at his feet. In the evening the whole family gathers for a festive dinner at home or restaurant.
Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) was born July 28, 1952 Is the 10th king of the Chakri dynasty. The only son of his Majesty king Bhumibol was Adulyadej (Rama IX), who died 13 Oct 2016. Frame X proclaimed king of Thailand on 1 December 2016. The coronation will take place only after the funeral of his father (the exact date of cremation is not known). King Bhumibol Adulyadej appointed his only son the heir to the throne by a special decree of 28 December 1972. Primary education Maha Vajiralongkorn received in Bangkok. Then was sent to study in the UK and Australia. In 1976 he graduated from the Royal military College in Canberra (Australia), where he received the education of a military pilot. Lived a long time outside of Thailand. King Rama X has seven children from three marriages, only three of whom have Royal title. She is the elder daughter from his first marriage, Princess Bajrakitiyabha (1978) a daughter from his second marriage, Princess Sirivannavari of Nariratana (1987), the son of the third marriage, Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti (2005).
Khao Phansa is the first day of the three-month Buddhist lent and the three-month rainy season. Three months the monks and priests meditate in temples. It is believed that they can go out during the day of the temples, but can't leave them at night and to make travel at this time. In ancient times the monks were not out of their temples for three months, so as not to harm insects and young shoots of plants.
The day of Khao Phansa timed candle Festival, which is considered one of the most beautiful festivals in Thailand. On this day, the craftsmen make and the curly twisted candles. The streets are moving large platform, decorated with flowers, on which are placed the statues of Buddha, figures of dragons and copies of temples, made of wax. After the parade, figural candles and sculptures presented as a gift to temples and monks.
On this day, are the teachings and reminders about what you need to conduct a correct and healthy way of life, not to commit inappropriate acts, not to drink alcohol. The monks tell young people about the Buddha's teaching, share the wisdom of his teaching with everyone.
On the first day of the full moon in the eighth lunar month in Thailand every year celebrate one of the most important Buddhist holidays is Asahi Puja.
This day is considered the day of Foundation of Buddhism. It is dedicated to the memory of the day when Buddha attained enlightenment and spoke the first sermon to the five ascetics, yogis. On the basis of these sermons began to be built Buddhism.
On this day believers prepare food go to the Church, to entertain the monks. There they perform rituals, repeat the sacred mantra intoned, meditate on their deep meaning. At the same time appeal to the monks and novices of school-age boys.
Holiday Asahi Puja – the tradition of recourse to the sources, in the past, to the words spoken by Buddha many years ago, to his deep compassion and desire to help those who do not know. This holiday is celebrated on the eve of the three month Buddhist lent.
The pineapple festival is held every year on 2 June in the North of the country, in the province of Lampang. Pineapple in Thailand love for the pleasant taste, aroma and valued for its beneficial properties. The fruit is rich in vitamins, macro and microelements. The festival lasts 3 days, during which various events. Producers-farmers pineapples meet at seminars and conferences, exchange of experience and innovations in the cultivation and processing of fruit. During the festival, agricultural fair and exhibition, where you can see dozens of varieties of pineapple! Not only to see but also to taste this wonderful fruit and food from him. The festival opens with a procession of carts filled with "pyramids" of pineapples. Each cart is beautifully decorated with ribbons and flowers.
On the third day, held a beauty contest, choose the most charismatic and talented of the single girls of the province – miss Pineapple. To vote for the contestants can not only locals, but also visitors to the country. The winner of the contest for the whole year bears the honorary title until the next festival.
Important religious holiday in Thailand. Is celebrated on the 15th day of the fourth lunar month. On this day, in different years, there have been three significant events associated with the Buddha: his birth, enlightenment and Nirvana.
From early morning the faithful prepare food for the monks and carry cooked in the temple. There they spend almost the whole day, take part in the festivities, meditate, listen to sermons and study, perform various religious rites.
Evenings parade. It's called Vien Tien or candle ceremony. Monks and worshippers circumambulate the temple three times during the movement of the sun, carrying lighted candles. Also, people bring flowers, incense sticks. During this procession, they pray and listen to sermons.
In this day you can not drink alcohol, to engage in physical labor. On this day, the official day off. Believers spend this special day with a joyful mood. The streets and houses are decorated with beautiful balls, religious flags, paper lanterns, flowers.
Rocket festival or bun Bang FAI is held annually in the North-East of the country, the city of Yasothon. This region is very arid due to the hot weather. Therefore, since ancient times is the custom to carry out the ritual invocation of rain. There is a legend about God of rain Praia Tanya, who forgot to send the rains in these places, what has caused the drought. Therefore, every year people are reminded of rainy weather, starting to sky rocket. In this day held an interesting competition to launch home-made rockets. Missiles mounted on special stands. Weight rockets up to 100 kg! Thousands of tourists come to see this exciting show. The winner is the team whose rocket will soar the most upright and most highly. Usually the festival lasts 2 days. Over, which hosts various fairs, events with dancing and singing. People having fun, because at the end of the festival will begin agricultural work, rest will not have time.
A major national holiday dedicated to honoring the day of the coronation of the king of Thailand Rama IX, Phumiphon Adulyadej, in 1950. 3 may held a Buddhist ceremony (the reading of the texts of the Chakri dynasty and prayers, the rites) in the throne room of Amarin Winitchai in the Grand Royal Palace in Bangkok. On may 4, the Buddhist Patriarch of Thailand officially proclaimed the holiday. The monks did a special ceremony. During the life of the king Rama IX the main ceremony took place on 5 may. On this day the king did the honours major Thai shrines and handed out awards to the most prominent served the Kingdom for achievements in various fields. Also there were offerings to the monks and arranged for them a celebratory dinner. At noon the artillery was arranged a gun salute of 21 shots. Across the country in public institutions also held celebrations and awards. On this day in cities were decorated streets and houses. People praising their monarch. Arranged magnificent show, colourful processions and mass celebrations.
October 13, 2016, on the 89 th year, Rama IX died. Will this day in the list of national holidays of the country, is not yet known.
The beginning of the agricultural season opens the celebration of the First furrow. Usually held in early may. Auspicious day and time for the ceremony appointed by Royal astrologers. This holiday means the beginning of the annual cycle of ripening rice. Before the king, Rama IX, participated in the ceremony. Now assigned to the main Farmer, someone close to the king. The main Farmer must predict what will be next year. For this purpose it is offered to choose a piece of fabric of the three. If the strip of cloth long, the year will be dry. If short, then rainy. Well, if medium length, precipitation will be moderate.
After that, the ceremony is held at the Royal Park Sanam Luang in Bangkok. The first furrow is a special plow red with gold and white image of the sacred bulls. Then the girls sown consecrated rice in the furrow. After the ceremony, residents are allowed to take a few grains. People believe that planting the rice, they will have a fertile year and a great harvest.
After conducting another custom. This time choose to be the bulls. Put the thicket, filled with rice, beans, maize, hay, sesame seeds, water and liquor. If they choose thickets, filled with seeds, the harvest of this crop will be high this year.
A national holiday devoted to the historical events. It is noted in 1932. It was then created the Department of labour. At the time, organized a mass movement that fought for the reduction of the working day to eight hours. Labor day in Thailand is celebrated as a sign of respect and memory to those people.
This day closed all government organizations, factories and enterprises. Held holiday fairs, festivals, concerts and many other fun activities.