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November 1, 2017

These 2 festivals are held all over Thailand, but are most spectacular around Chiang Mai. Normally held on the full moon of the 12th month of the Thai Traditional calendar, in 2017 they will be held on the 2nd  - 4th November

The Loy Krathong Festival is where small, handmade boats are floated on rivers, canals and various other waterways to thank the goddess of water for giving life to the fields and to float “Loy“ away sins and bad

luck and to carry fo...

August 11, 2016

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit is regarded as mother to all Thai people and her birthday, the 12th August, is celebrated as Mother’s Day and observed as a Thai national holiday

Thai people unanimously commemorate this day because of the queen's benevolence towards the needy and poor in the nation.

Preparations start a few weeks before the Queen's birthday and people all around the country raise national flags and houses are decorated with the portrait of Her Majes...

May 31, 2016

 

What makes Thai cooking so special are the herbs and spices that are used. Here is a list of the more common ones used in Thai cooking and some of their reported health benefits.

 

 

 Cinnamon (Ob-choey)

 

The dark brown bark of the cinnamon tree normally contains a sweet flavour. Cinnamon, commonly used in both Western and Thai cuisine and is available in varied forms. In Thai cooking the bark is converted into cinnamon powder and is used in massaman curry and...

March 28, 2016

 

The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year's Day from 13 to 15 April.

 

 

 

New year traditions

The Songkran celebration is rich with symbolic traditions. The morning begins with merit-making. Visiting local temples and offering food to the Buddhist monks are commonly practiced; however, on this specific occasion, performing water pouring on Buddha statues is considered an iconic ritual for this holiday – it...

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