Category Archive: Festivals

December 26, 2015   /   by Ankita Sodhia   /   , , , ,

Top Posts of 2015

Top Posts of 2015

A Quick Look Back  As the year comes to a close we wanted to share the top posts of 2015 with you. An easy, quick and informative catch up read for wherever in the world you are spending the holidays. Enjoy! 1. Amari Holidays 2015: Festivities Near You: With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start […]

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December 25, 2015   /   by Ari Struhl   /   , , , , , ,

Amari Holidays 2015: Festivities Near You! Part 2

Amari Holidays 2015: Festivities Near You! Part 2

Aside from Christmas, December remains cheerful and festive, as New Year’s Eve quickly approaches. It’s the last chance of the year to celebrate in style: special feasts with the family, fantastic parties with your closest friends, and the memorable moments you spend with your loved ones as the clock strikes midnight and the beautiful fireworks […]

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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2015 in Bangkok

Hello 2016 The New Year is just around the corner and you’re probably already thinking about what, where, how and with whom you want to celebrate. Whether you’re looking to party the night away with friends, spend some quality time with family, or have a mellow dinner with your partner, Bangkok has a lot of […]

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March 25, 2015   /   by Ankita Sodhia   /   ,

10 Facts You Need To Know About Songkran

10 Facts You Need To Know About Songkran

Get ready to get drenched!  1. Songkran (pronounced “Sonk-kraan”) is the Thai New Year festival celebrated from 13 to 15 April every year. It is the country’s most important public holiday. 2. The word ‘Songkran’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘samkranti’, which means ‘astrological passage’. 3. Songkran is a Buddhist festival and celebrated in […]

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February 11, 2015   /   by Ankita Sodhia   /   ,

15 Interesting Facts About Chinese New Year

15 Interesting Facts About Chinese New Year

Gung Hei Fat Choy! 1. Global festival: Chinese New Year is not only celebrated in China, but by many other countries in Southeast Asia including Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, and Indonesia. 2. Lunar calendar: The date of Chinese New Year changes every year because the Chinese use the Lunar calendar, which is based on […]

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Tips for Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

In Thailand, there are two New Year celebrations – one on 31 December and then one in April. But, the celebration in April isn’t what you’d imagine. Fireworks, a countdown, a night of partying and being with a special someone isn’t the name of the game. Instead, the Thai New Year celebration – known as […]

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November 7, 2013   /   by Ankita Sodhia   /   , , , ,

Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Festival 2013

Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Festival 2013

Loy Krathong and Yi Peng are fast approaching, so we thought we’d go over the two festivals, what’s similar and different between them, and then let you know where the festivities will take place so you can join in! Some reports initially suggested that the celebrations would be cancelled due to the death of the late […]

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Personal Account of Songkran in Bangkok

Guest Blogger Matt Preston recounts his experiences of Songkran at Amari Boulevard Bangkok. Songkran is a festival quite unlike any other. I recently had the pleasure of visiting Bangkok during Songkran and was very keen to find out exactly what happens during this weekend long water festival. I’ve been to Bangkok about 6 times and […]

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Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day in Thailand – Where should you celebrate?

The Chinese New Year is a time for families to come together and reconcile by forgetting all grudges, and celebrating the themes of happiness, wealth, and longevity. In addition to making amends – feasts abound as do fireworks. But where should you celebrate the Year of the Rabbit on February 3rd? Head to the Beach Why […]

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