Thailand is one of the most popular destinations for the end of the year according to a travel organization. If you are also planning to spend your holidays in the Land of Smiles, we’ll explain how they’re celebrated here and where to go.
Although Thailand is a Buddhist country and a small part of the population is Christian, you can find a lot of Christmas celebrations including hotels with gala dinners or shopping malls with huge fir trees and other Christmas decorations.
These celebrations are also present because the Christmas period corresponds to the peak tourist season of Thailand and a desire to allow travelers to experience this holiday in a different context from their country of origin. Christmas Day, however, is not a day off from work in the Kingdom of Siam.
The New Year
As for the New Year, the night of December 31st, you can find special events again, although in Thailand the Buddhist New Year is held from April 13th to 15th. The popular way to celebrate is to try to get away from the city as best you can. Among other places, you can spend the New Year on an island like Phuket.
If you’re staying in Bangkok, take a walk down Khao San Road! Indeed, you’ll find a large number of bars and nightclubs to celebrate the transition to the New Year, but also sellers of edible insects such as worms or scorpions.
For a family New Year celebration, the malls are the perfect place! You’ll find many restaurants offering special dinners or even a great countdown to midnight like in Central World, a shopping center located next to the BTS Chit Lom stop.
And above all you can spend your end of the year’s celebrations dressed in your summer clothes because it is 30 °.