Category Archives: Events

Happy New Year

Wishing everybody a Happy New Year for 2020, ….or for those in Thailand “Sawadee Pii Mai 2563” / สวัสดีปีใหม่. (Thailand has it’s own B.E. or Buddhist Era calendar, several hundred years ahead of most of the world) A short video … Continue reading

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Bun Bang Fai ….the “Rocket Festival”

Around North Eastern Thailand at this time of the year many towns and villages hold their annual Bun Bang Fai festival, often called the “Rocket Festival” Continue reading

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Happy (Chinese) New Year

Here in Thailand there are 3 New Years to celebrate …the western one on January 1, the traditional Thai one at Songkran, and because of the large number of Thais with an ethnic Chinese background, the recent Chinese New Year. … Continue reading

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Thailand Tourism Festival 2019@Lumphini Park

Each year in late January a “Thailand Tourism Festival” is held in Lumphini park to highlight the different arts, crafts, foods and culture of the various regions of Thailand. Although it is mainly aimed at potential domestic Thai tourists it … Continue reading

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Cosplay @ JapanFesta 2019

Yes, I know that I have been lazy with regards to this blog for a couple of months. After living here for 5 years I am a bit blase about life in the Big Mango, it was a struggle to … Continue reading

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Navaratri Festival 2018

The other night the girlfriend and I wandered over to Silom road, on the other side of Bangkok, to have a look at the Navaratri Festival (also transliterated as Navarti/Navararti, so take your pick of spellings….) Although Thailand is something … Continue reading

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