Thailand – His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne

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His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne. The year 2016 will go down in Thai history as one of the nation’s most significant years, since it marks the auspicious occasion of the 70th anniversary of His Majesty the King’s accession to the throne. The occasion has special significance for several reasons.
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His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej currently enjoys high honor and distinction as the world’s longest-reigning monarch. Few monarchs have ever attained such longevity on the throne. His Majesty is widely known as one of the hardest-working monarchs on earth. He occupies a special and revered position in the hearts and minds of the people.
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The Government has set the period from 9 June 2016 to 9 June 2017 for the celebrations of this occasion. People have been encouraged to display on their premises the royal ceremonial emblems, in commemoration of this special occasion. Various projects and activities have also been carried out as part of the celebrations.
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His Majesty assumed his kingship, succeeding his brother as head of state, on 9 June 1946. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Monday, 5 December 1927. He is the third child and second son of His Royal Highest Prince Mahidol of Songkla and his consort, Mom Sangwal. His Majesty is a grandson of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), the great reformer King, who strived to modernize his kingdom and improve the lives of his subjects. 
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Following the death of his father, His Majesty lived mostly in Switzerland with his mother, sister, and elder brother. After one official visit to Siam accompanying King Ananda, in 1938, the family remained cut off from their homeland during World War II. Prince Bhumibol had a relatively ordinary youth, displaying notable talents both in music and engineering, and obtaining fluency in three European languages – French, German, and English – as well as being at ease in different cultures.
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During the royal family’s first post-war visit, in 1946, his brother, King Ananda, passed away, and Prince Bhumibol suddenly found himself in accession to the throne as the ninth Chakri King, Rama IX.
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His Majesty returned to Switzerland to complete his education, changing from engineering to political science and law in recognition of his new role. During the course of this visit he met the beautiful, young Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara, daughter of the Thai ambassador to France. They were married in Bangkok on 28 April 1950, and seven days later His Majesty was officially crowned in ancient ceremonies held at the Grand Palace.
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Thai people are keenly aware of the fact that throughout the 70 years of his reign, His Majesty the King has conducted himself firmly in accordance with the Kingly Virtues. Above all, he has been working tirelessly for the peace and happiness of the land and the people.
 
His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne

Source: Gerrit Tienkamp: Thailand – His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne

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Songkran, Water-Festival, Thai New Year

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Songkran, you get wet

Thailand celebrate Songkran (Water Festival) Thai New Year, 13 until 15 April (Every year)

Special is that everybody celebrate.
You see business people and fralangs, (foreigners) the normally walk in a suit with a tie also playing with water like kids.
You really get wet, when you walk on the streets.
Protect your belongings, like your mobile en wallet in a plastic big.
In all supermarkets you can buy special Songkran-Bags, and hanging these on your neck.

The big places like Khao San Road (Backpacker area) Sukhumvit (Nana) and Patpong in Bangkok. People come celebrate from all over the world.
Also Chiang Mai is a great place to see and celebrate.

Songkran 2016

With the low water in the river (Chao phraya) the premier in Thailand want cut the Songkran days in 2 days. (13 and 14 April) But all know before nobody goes listen, and play with water anyway.

We wish you very nice holidays and stay safe.
Not get angry when you get wet.

You Ready

“Sawadee Pee Mai” (Happy New Year)

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Thailand – Valentine tie-ups by boat, balloon and on elephant

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Several provinces arranged special marriage ceremonies yesterday according to their own special views of Valentine’s Day.

Many couples yesterday launched their married life at the ceremonies, which were set up with local themes to promote tourism in the provinces and make the start of a long life together more memorable.

Napaporn Sawatdimongkol, director of the administration and registration office of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, said 3,486 couples had registered their marriages in the capital this year.

Bang Rak district was still the most popular area for couples to register their marriage, as the district welcomed 1,045 couples yesterday.

In the northern province of Chiang Rai, 20 couples registered their marriage in Singha Park before riding hot-air balloons to celebrate the start of their honeymoon in the sky.

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Pro golfer Kiradech Aphibarnrat was among the 20 couples joining the ceremony in Chiang Rai.

In Rayong, 30 couples chosen from 15 tambons in Klaeng district registered their marriage on a luxury yacht at Cape Mae Pim to promote local tourism.

The couples were given framed marriage certificates that they had signed, a voucher for a one-night hotel stay and a pair of lottery tickets as gifts on the joyous occasion.

In Ang Thong, one of the grooms who attended the marriage registration ceremony at Khun Inthapramool Temple, an important historical site in the province, wore traditional warrior garb, catching the attention of many tourists.

Ang Thong is famous for the local resistance army that fought Burmese invaders during war in the Ayutthaya era.

Another of the distinctive registration ceremonies was held at the Nong Nooch Garden in Chon Buri, where marriages on elephant-back were arranged.

There were 99 couples attending the ceremony there.

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It was also the marriage registration for the elephant couples at the event.BothThere was also a marriage registration for the elephant couple. Each one drew red hearts on the certificate to represent their signatures.

In Ubon Ratchatani, traditional Isan (Northeast) weddings and marriage registrations were held at the confluence of the Mekong and Mun rivers.

Even in the deep South, a caravan of 700 bicycles and 10 off-road vehicles transported 83 lucky couples from Narathiwat to the Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary to register their marriages on a raft in the jungle.

A hornbill was chosen as the mascot of the event to signify true love.

Source: The Nation

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Chinese Spring Lantern Festival

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The Spring Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month.
In the fifteen days following of the Chinese New Year, China will celebrate the Spring Festival. People flock to parks to behold dragon dance and Chinese opera. And that goes cheerful and colorful.

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Love likes to have the final word, and on the last day of Chinese New Year celebrations, couples spend time together on what’s informally known as ‘Chinese Valentine’s Day.

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Hong Kong is a beautiful sight during this event, when colorful lanterns are hung in parks, flower markets and restaurants.

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The Lantern Festival of 2016 falls on February 22. There is no holiday for this traditional festival.

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Falling on the 15th day of the first lunar month, Lantern Festival is the first significant feast after Spring Festival, so called because the most important activity during the night of the event is watching various wonderful Chinese lanterns.
And because every household eats yuanxiao (a rice ball stuffed with different fillings) on that day, it is called Yuan Xiao Festival. For its rich and colorful activities, it is regarded as the most recreational among all the Chinese festivals and a day for appreciating the bright full moon, and family reunion.

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With a history of over 2,000 years, various traditional customs and activities are held during Lantern Festival that appeal to people of different ages, including watching lanterns and fireworks, guessing lantern riddles, performing folk dances, and eating yuanxiao.

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During the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD), Buddhism flourished in China. So in order to popularize Buddhism, one of the emperors gave an order to light lanterns in the imperial palace to worship and show respect for Buddha on the 15th day of the first lunar month. During the Tang (618 – 907), Song (960 – 1279), Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing (1644 – 1911) dynasties, lighting lanterns became a tradition for Chinese people.

Today, when the festival comes, red lanterns can be seen in the street, in each house, and store. In the parks, lanterns of various shapes and types attract countless visitors. Visitors marvel that various lanterns so vividly demonstrate traditional Chinese folklore.

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Beginning from the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279), guessing riddles is regarded as an indispensable part of the Lantern Festival. People write all kinds of riddles on pieces of paper, and paste them on colorful lanterns to let visitors guess. If one has an answer to a riddle, he can pull the paper to let organizers verify the answer. Gifts are presented to the people who get the right answers.

Because this intellectual activity is exciting, people from all walks of life enjoy it.

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