Tag: Thai festivals

Thai festivals: Vegetarian Festival

In Thailand, we have a vegetarian festival that some local will eat only vegetarian dishes (avoid animal meat and also products from animal). This vegetarian festival is called “Kin Jay” by local. Normally this festival takes place during the ninth Chinese lunar month which is around October and it usually lasts for a period of

Thai festivals: Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong or the Thailand floating festival is one of the most popular festivals in Thailand. In Thai, Loy means to float and Krathong means a basket or a small container made from banana leaves decorated with flowers. We believe that floating Krathong is to ask for forgiveness from the water spirits because we use

Thai festivals: Chinese New Year

Same as Christmas, Chinese New Year or Lunar New year is not a public holiday in Thailand, but we celebrate. Well, to clarify, the word “we” does not mean all Thai people, but only Thai-Chinese. It is the first day of the New Year in Chinese calendar which is usually in January or February. The