New Years in BKK

Dec 21st, 2004, 11:18 AM
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New Years in BKK

I will be in Bangkok on New Year's Day - will the weekend market or the night market be open?
ricster is offline  
Dec 22nd, 2004, 04:38 AM
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all I know is that KANKER and BIG ASS will be playing at big count down celibration all around World trade center..

one thing I recently learned is the New years is actually te day that theys give gifts too eachother NOT CHRISTMass.. my teacher said they do so becouse recieving gifts is a lucky start too the next year..

HMMM the market may be oppen but I dout much of anything will be open..
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Dec 22nd, 2004, 06:26 AM
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JJ Market(weekend) market will be open on New Year's day. Some of the shops might be close but the market will be open.

Orgy, we don't give Christmas gifts because most of us Thais are not Christian!
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Dec 22nd, 2004, 07:55 AM
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orgy---your teacher was just looking to receive a nice CT gift from about a snow ball with holly stuck into it?? you would have to move fast as it would melt between your house and the school....

merry christmas to you

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Dec 22nd, 2004, 07:03 PM
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NO... that cant be... I thought buddah was Jssus dressed in orange...

anyways last I checked the new years celibration the thais are celabrating soon is not for the thai calander but the christian calander.. BUT HEY what do I know.

I just gave a call too another thai fraind and word is that yes thais do exchange gifts on (chrestian) new years

what the heck is wrong with me I posted "theys" rather then Thai's

rhkmk. lol

anyways merry christmas too you and may santa bring you a ticket back too the big mango..
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Dec 23rd, 2004, 10:04 PM
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I just read that thai new years was just reacently moved too january. Hanuman (or whom ever) can ya tell me what year this happend..
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Dec 23rd, 2004, 10:57 PM
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so, what happens to songkran?
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Dec 25th, 2004, 12:08 AM
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I haven't heard of such a policy from the government and I seriously doubt if any body can move the "Songkran" holiday.

The Thai calendar is loosely based on the Chinese and western calendar for months but the year is based on the Buddhist calendar - hence it will soon be the year 2548!
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Jan 8th, 2005, 07:05 PM
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yep I went too WTP for new years and it was obviously tammed down it seemed like any other friday night.

my sources have informed me that rama 5 changed new years too present date about 150 years ago which historicly speeking is "recently".
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