Today, we will explain everything there is to know about Christmas in Thailand. If you are thinking about taking a trip to Thailand in December, you are probably curious about the Christmas traditions that are practised in this country. Because Christmas is celebrated more broadly than one might anticipate in the “country of smiles,” we are certain that more than one person will be taken aback by this information.
What kind of Christmas celebrations do they have in Thailand?
Despite the fact that Christmas is not observed in Thailand in the same manner as it is in Western countries, Thai people have a strong affinity for parties and other festive occasions. If you visit Thailand during the month of December, you will notice that there are Christmas trees everywhere, particularly in the shopping malls. This festival has a foreign flavour for Thai people and was brought in from outside the country. As a result of this, the spirit of Christmas will not be the same as it is in your respective home nations. Despite this, you will be astounded by how pervasive the celebration of Christmas is in urban places such as Bangkok and Chiang Mai, as well as in the tourism regions of the country.
Christmas in the style of Thailand
Surprisingly, most of Thailand’s Christmas celebrations occur within the country’s educational institutions. Children will sing, dance, and play games that are related to Christmas during this time of year, making it a very enjoyable time for them. Even yet, Santa Claus makes an appearance in a good portion of them.
When we start to see hotel personnel or service workers in bars and restaurants wearing traditional red and white hats, we know that Christmastime has arrived in Thailand. This is another sign that the holiday season has arrived. For their part, the huge shopping complexes are decked out in Christmas decorations from top to bottom, including the windows. At the same time, Christmas trees are taking over the best outfits in the tourist districts of large cities like Bangkok, fighting with the typical palm trees for space.
How is Christmas in Bangkok
The festivities around Christmas in Thailand, and particularly in the nation’s capital of Bangkok, are truly unforgettable. Christmas is more than just a get-together for families in the Western tradition; rather, it is the greatest retail extravaganza in the nation’s capital. The event is attended by all of the major shopping malls, nightclubs, and neighborhood markets.
The month of December is the time of year when the largest shopping centres become decked out in Christmas decorations, and the most well-known Christmas carols may be heard playing in the background, such as “Jingle Bells” and “Santa is Coming to Town.” The Christmas decorations in the nation’s capital are nothing to be jealous of when compared to those found in any large city in the western hemisphere. Every store is decked out in festive garlands and colourful balls specifically for the holiday season and is stocked to the brim with Christmas goods. In this regard, the people who live in the capital city celebrate Christmas in the most traditional manner possible in the West.
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New Year’s Eve in Bangkok
The celebration of New Year’s Eve, which is also a national holiday, is without a doubt the most important event that takes place in the nation’s capital throughout the Christmas season. The new year is welcomed in a large plaza to the beat of a clock that has been specifically installed for that purpose, just as it is done in other areas of the world. In this particular instance, it is located close to the Chao Phraya River in the public plaza of the Icon Siam Shopping Center. The practise of welcoming in the new year with an abundance of pyrotechnics is prevalent in Bangkok as well as in other cities around the country.
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