List of Thailand Holidays 2013 Calendar | Holidays in Thailand 2013
The beautiful country of Thailand has lots of holidays throughout the year. Here is a full and complete list of all of the holidays in each month:
01: Happy New Years’s Day – First day of the calendar year (Tuesday)
07: Wan Magha Puja (Thursday) – This usually takes place near the end of February but 2012 is an exception. It is a holiday celebrated by Buddhists on the day of the full moon of the 3rd lunar cycle of the year. The purpose of the holiday is to celebrate Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, and his practices and teachings. Most people in Thailand commit themselves to not do anything sinful or bad during this day.
06: Chakri Memorial Day (Saturday) – This day celebrates the beginning of the Chakri Dynasty all the way back in the year 1782 by King Rama I, who is referred to among people in Thailand as Phra Buddha; he took the throne on this day. The whole country shows their respect by honoring the kings of the Chakri Dynasty.
13-16: Songkran (Saturday – Tuesday) – This is somewhat of a “defunct” holiday. It is meant to be the first day of the (solar) year but now almost everyone in Thailand celebrates the first day of the Gregorian calendar, which is on January 1st. Some people still celebrate just for the sake of it by gathering at temples to honor Buddha by spraying water on its statue, and also spraying water on the hands of each other as a way to wish each other good luck.
01: Labor Day (Wednesday) – Not much to describe, it is celebrated the same way as it is in the United States.
05-07: Coronation Day (Sunday) – The purpose of this holiday is to celebrate the crowning of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1950, who was the ninth king of the dynasty.
04: Vesak Day (Tuesday) – This one takes place on the day of the full moon of the 6th lunar cycle of the year. It is for celebrating the life of Buddha – his birth, path to enlightenment, and his death/legacy. It is also sometimes referred to as National Tree Day.
02: Asalha Puja (Friday) – A Buddhist festival that occurs on the full moon day of the 8th lunar cycle of the year. It marks the Buddha’s first ever preaching in Deer Park in Benares and the beginning of the Buddhist Sangha. People usually donate money to Buddhist temples and listen to religious talks.
12-13: The Queen’s Birthday (Monday) – Marks the day of birth of Queen Sirikit in 1932. Also referred to as “Mother’s Day”.
23: Chulalongkorn Day (Wednesday) – Marks the death of the great King Chulalongkorn in 1910.
05: The King’s Birthday (Thursday) – Marks King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday in 1927. also referred to as “Father’s Day”.
10: Constitution Day (Tuesday) – On this day. the first ever Thai Constitution was implemented into law in 1932.
31: New Year’s Eve (Tuesday) – Last day of the Gregorian Calendar.
You can get a Thailand holiday from just days to up to a month that will offer you so much adventure. There is something for the whole family on these luxurious holiday getaways, or is you would prefer something can be arranged for you and that special someone that you have been longing to get away with. Thailand is a paradise that awaits you with open arms. Discounts are available for seniors and children. The pricing has never been better than it is right now. .
Travelling For Holidays in Thailand in 2013
Biking, hiking, and even paddle boating are but a few of the fun things that you can do on a Thailand holiday. You can set a canoe on the Kwai River or set up camp in the jungle. There are Buddhist temples to see, elephants to ride and you can even join in by planting a tree for the reforestation projects that are underway.
Caves are plentiful and open to explorers. There are limestone cliffs, bamboo jungles, sandy beaches and tropical islands that will captivate you. The high-tribe villages are so welcoming. The whole experience is so nostalgic and it will all make you long to stay.
It is a great idea to book through Thailand holidays rather than going abroad solo. We are able to get you the most up to date information on the location. You have direct contact to services that allow you knowledge on all of the major points of interest, tourist locations, great dining and entertainment locations and so much more. You are not only advised on the best placed to go, but you are advised on any places to avoid.
The accommodations are ready made. You do not have to worry about flight confusion or hotel bookings being lost. You know you will have a car, room and knowledge of the locations that you want to explore before you ever leave.
All cultural differences, laws and other socially acceptable/unacceptable behaviors to the region are gone over. You will know if you need any documents or immunizations before you lave for the trip, and your trip adviser will stay in touch with you. When you book Thailand holidays it is all about you, your enjoyment and the well being of you and your traveling companions.
Travel advisers have first hand knowledge and information on the region, and they can provide bilingual guides that they work closely with in the local areas that you will be traveling. The list could go on and on about why you should go to Thailand for the holidays, but only three words can summarize it in its entirety. Those are location, location location!