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In Remembrance of the King of Thailand

On Thursday, 13 October, 2016, the King of Thailand passed away at the age of 88. This ushers in a profound period of mourning for Thailand, and we wish to express our heartfelt condolences. Due to the mourning period following the death of the King of Thailand, government-sponsored 2016 Loy Krathong/Yee Peng events in Chiang Mai have scaled back somewhat. See the Chiang Mai Loy Krathong schedule of events. Expectations for Visitors and Residents in Thailand Visitors to and residents of Thailand should expect the following: During the first 30 days, some planned or ongoing entertainment, sporting events, and concerts
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Loy Krathong – Yee Peng – Chiang Mai

Loy Krathong (ลอยกระทง), sometimes spelled Loy Kratong or Loi Kratong, is a festival held every year on the full moon of the twelfth month in the Thai Lunar Calendar. This means the dates move around from year to year, but it is generally in October or early November. This Thai Festival is actually a merger of two traditional festivals: the Northern Thailand and Northern Myanmar Yee Peng / Yi Peng lantern festival is combined with the Central Thai Loy Krathong / Loi Kratong (ลอยกระทง) river offering festival. Loy Krathong is held all over the country, but there are significant events
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Theatre in Chiang Mai

It’s been an interesting few weeks since my last blog: floods, a knee operation and the start of the Premier League season. I am going to focus on performing arts in Chiang Mai for this blog post, but before I do that, I will update on what’s been happening here. I also need to move my 2 year-old daughter to another room as she keeps sticking a yellow plastic duck in my mouth, sunglasses on my nose and talcum powder over my face and laptop.
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