Archives for Holidays

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

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. See below for the schedule of events. 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 /
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Chiang Mai Hot Season Good-Bad-Ugly

I’m sitting writing this blog to the sound of cicadas producing their screeching song outside my window, and the feeling of sweat running down my chest and back, which means to most Chiang Mai people it’s the hot season.
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