June 2016 - Asia Backpackers

June 26, 2016

Festival of the Tenth Lunar Month

Festival of the Tenth Lunar Month (ประเพณีเทศกาลเดือนสิบ)     When: Annualy on the 1st waning-moon night to the 15th waning-moon night in the 10th Lunar month (25th Sept – 4th Oct 2016) Where: Nakhon Si Thammarat. Southern Thailand This ancient festival (also known as the Bun Festival and Red Cross Fair or Tham[…]

June 22, 2016

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Chanthaburi in Eastern Thailand  (Thai: จันทบุรี, literally “Moon city”) has for centuries been a melting pot of differing cultures with a significant minority of its citizens being native Vietnamese; they fled there in three waves: firstly in the 19th century during anti-Catholic persecutions in Cochin China; the second wave in the 1920s to 1940s[…]

June 20, 2016

Asanha Bucha Day

A celebration of an event that took place over 2,500 years ago and has been celebrated by Thai Buddhists ever since     Revised March 2017 When:  July 8th 2017 Where: Nationwide Asanha Bucha Day is an annual Theravada Buddhist festival, (sometimes referred to as “Buddha’s Birthday”), which takes place during first full moon[…]

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