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Thai Temple Fair Adventure: Rotis, Rock & Beer

» 25 February 2014 » In Thai Food & Drink, Thai Tradtion and Culture » No Comments

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Join us at the local temple fair with our latest streetfood video of Crispy Roti. If you would like to have a go yourself, try our Roti recipe – they’re as good as they look! Thai temple fairs are colorful, vibrant affairs and are a way for the local Buddhist temples to generate some income […]

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Island Life: Chak Phra Festival

» 28 October 2011 » In Uncategorized » No Comments

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Around October time, the Chak Phra Festival is held in Thailand which celebrates a Buddhist holiday and signals the end of the three month rains retreat for monks. As with any Thai festival food plays an important part. Enjoy our photographs from the southern island of Koh Pha-Ngan.

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Chinese Moon Cakes & the Lady in the Moon

» 15 September 2011 » In Uncategorized » No Comments

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Chinese Moon Cakes are made in celebration of the Chinese mid-autumn festival of the autumnal equinox where the moon is said to be its fullest and roundest and represents a time of plenty. Find out more about moon cakes and the lunar goddess Chang’e also known as the Lady in the Moon.

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Temple Offerings at the Flower Market

» 27 February 2011 » In Thai Tradtion and Culture » No Comments

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If you have ever been to Thailand you will know how important the local Buddhist temple is in every day life. Many Thai people will regularly visit the temple to leave offerings for good luck and a sign of respect for the Buddha. Kaitlyn Moore visits a local flower market in Chiang Mai and ponders the ready-made gift offerings on sale.

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Makha Bucha Day Words of Wisdom

» 18 February 2011 » In Uncategorized » No Comments

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Makha Bukha Day is an important Buddhist holiday in Thailand celebrated on the full moon of the third lunar month. Many Thai people will visit the temple on this day to take part in candle lit ceremony. We visit the famous Wat Chedi Luang temple in Chiang Mai for the event where hundreds of people form a procession round the temple led by dozens of monks.

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Thailand Celebrates the Chinese New Year

» 07 February 2011 » In Uncategorized » 2 Comments

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Thailand’s second New Year celebration, the Chinese Lunar New Year, takes place for three days in February. Thais offer food and gifts to their ancestors and to the Gods, and gather with their loved ones over huge feasts. Chinese traditions like the lion dance have a place in Thai cities, too.

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Thailand’s Festival of Lights – Loy Kratong

» 20 November 2010 » In Uncategorized » No Comments

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Update 2012: The Yi Peng festival took place in Mae Jo, Chiang Mai on the evening of November 25th 2012. In Bangkok, waves of light twinkle down the Chao Praya under a glitzy fireworks show. In Sukhothai, their Loy Kratong celebration is more traditional, as teenagers in silk and gold costumes dance next to elaborate […]

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A Thai Housewarming – Family, Friends & Food

» 01 November 2010 » In Uncategorized » 1 Comment

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Khuan Ban Mai (ขึ้นบ้านใหม่), the blessing of a new house, is regarded by Thai people as a very auspicious event. It celebrates the completion of a new home by bringing together friends and family and performing a Buddhist rite to encourage good fortune and prosperity for the new dwelling and its inhabitants. Before the ceremony […]

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