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  Thailand's Traditional Calendars
Rural Thais still mostly count the date according to the phases of the moon, and Thai calendars distributed in rural areas commonly show both the western date together with the Thai lunar date.
The Thai lunar calendar is divided into twelve months, like the western calendar, but the months are determined by the phases of the moon, not the position of the earth in relation to the sun.
Thais express the lunar date by naming the date of the waxing or waning half of the month followed by the number of the month, much as is shown in the chart below.
www.chiangmai-chiangrai.com /traditional_lunar_calendar.html   (1044 words)

  
  Learn more about Calendar in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A lunar calendar is synchronized to the motion of the Moon (moon phases); an example is the Islamic calendar.
A planetary calendar is a fixed period based on the number of visible moving objects in the sky; an example of this is the week.
Calendars in widespread use today include the Gregorian calendar, which is the de facto international standard, and is used almost everywhere in the world for civil purposes, including in China and India.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /c/ca/calendar.html   (1605 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Thai lunar calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Thai lunar calendar or Patitin Chantarakati (Thai: ปฏิทินจันทรคติ) was replaced by the Patitin Suriyakati (ปฎิทินสุริยคติ) Thai solar calendar in AD 1888 2431 BE for most purposes, but the Chantarakati still determines most Buddhist feast or holy days, as well as a day for the famous Loy Krathong festival.
A solar calendar is a calendar whose dates indicate the position of the earth on its revolution around the sun (or equivalently the apparent position of the sun moving on the celestial sphere).
A lunisolar calendar is a calendar whose date indicates both the moon phase and the time of the solar year.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Thai-lunar-calendar   (1285 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Thai lunar calendar
The Thai lunar, or Chantarakati, calendar was used in Thailand until 1888, when it was replaced by the Thai solar calendar which is used today.
It is a lunisolar calendar, which has the beginning of the months at new moon.
The traditional Burmese calendar is a bit more different, instead of the three year lengths noted above years with 354, 384 and 385 days are used, and thus a different intercalation scheme.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/th/Thai_lunar_calendar   (428 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Thai lunar calendar or Patitin Chantarakati (Thai: ปฏิทินจันทรคติ) was replaced by the Thai solar calendar Patitin Suriyakati (ปฏิทินสุริยคติ) in AD 1888 2431 BE for most purposes, but the Chantarakati still determines most Buddhist feast or holy days, as well as a day for the famous Loy Krathong festival.
In practice, many Thais reckon their ages from this sequence of Animals, though legally, age is determined by the solar calendar.
Thai orthography spells most native words phonetically, though there is no definitive system for transcription into Roman letters.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Thai_lunar_calendar   (932 words)

  
 Calendar Magic
Calendar Magic is an easy-to-use freeware Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, 32-bit Vista based program that is entertaining, informative, educational, and of equal applicability in the home and in the office.
When Calendar Magic is started up, both visual and audible warnings are given for "imminent" events (those occurring within the next seven days) for which reminders have been set.
In addition, a calendar for any month, in this year or next year, may be displayed with day numbers highlighted in red for those days in the month for which reminders have been set.
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 Thai lunar calendar -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These move with respect to the (A calendar based on solar cycles) solar calendar, so Thai calendars continue to show Chantarakati dates, as well as (Click link for more info and facts about Chinese calendar) Chinese calendar lunar dates.
Thai birth certificates also include Chantarakati dates, and the appropriate Animal from the (Click link for more info and facts about twelve Animals) twelve Animals.
Chantarakati จันทรคติ (จันทะระคะติ) : Lunar Calendar ; compound of* Chantara- จันทร- (จันทะระ /chontara/) : Chon จันทร์ (จัน) moon, lunar +
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/th/thai_lunar_calendar.htm   (934 words)

  
 About Thailand | Thailand Travel Guide | www.thaihotelsdirectory.com
The Kingdom of Thailand (Prathet Thai, which means “Land Of Freedom”) is situated in the South East Asia with the population approximately 65 million (July 2004).
Thai food is the one of famous foods that is well known by the gourmet around the world.
Thai flavor especially spicy taste may be different from region to region and the South region’s food is the spiciest.
www.thaihotelsdirectory.com /about_thailand.html   (1010 words)

  
 The Origins of the Songkran Festival
Taking the lunar feature even further, because it is of such importance in Thai reckoning there is a special form for providing the date and day in the Thai lunar style.
Buddhism clearly plays an important role in the astrological and lunar features of the Thai calendar and the Thai New Year, but the basis of the old lunar calendar of Siam is believed to have been a agriculture and the annual growing season.
Today in many of the rural villages of Thailand, farmers continue to celebrate their New Year according to the old calendar, that is, at the end of November, despite the fact that the New Year is now in April, which is in the 5th lunar month of the old calendar.
www.chiangmai-chiangrai.com /origins_of_songkran.html   (1069 words)

  
 soc.culture.thai Culture FAQ
If the current popular theory, that the Thai people have been here in their present location from the very beginning, is correct then the Thai civilization is a very ancient one, as is attested by the various recently unearthed artifacts.
THAI CALENDAR TERMINOLOGY SURIYAKATI: The date system based on solar year which is currently the international date system based on Gregorian Calendar with January 1st as the first day of year.
GREGORIAN CALENDAR: In B.E. 2125, Pope Gregory 33rd of Rome improved upon the Julian calendar the rule to provide for leap year every four years except at the of the century A.D. that is not divisible by 400.
www.faqs.org /faqs/thai/culture   (4937 words)

  
 Thai lunar calendar - Definition, explanation
The Thai lunar calendar or Patitin Chantarakati (Thai: ปฏิทินจันทรคติ) was replaced by the Patitin Suriyakati (ปฎิทินสุริยคติ) Thai solar calendar in AD 1888 2431 BE for most purposes, but the Chantarakati still determines most Buddhist feast or holy days, as well as a day for the famous Loy Krathong festival.
In practice, many Thais reckon their ages from this sequence of Animals, though the solar calendar determines age at law.
Literally Against-the-Sun Moon-Ways, but properly the Chantarakati Calendar, this is Thailand's version of the lunisolar Buddhist calendar used in the southeast Asian countries of Cambodia, Laos and Burma.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/t/th/thai_lunar_calendar.php   (1001 words)

  
 sundial lunar calendar
     The sundial can be used as a lunar calendar predicting the full moon; which is regarded as useful in the countryside of Thailand and Laos, where the lunar-month still is in daily use.
The lunar month has four holy days (wan sin): New moon day, 2 half-moon days, and the full-moon day, of which the latter is the most important.
A lunar day is shorter than a solar day, making a lunar month 29.5 days.
www.sundial.thai-isan-lao.com /sundial_lunar_calendar.html   (787 words)

  
 Holidays in Thailand,Holidays of Thailand,Holidays at Thailand
The Thai calendar is based on the Western calendar and thus the year is divided into days, weeks and months.
Holidays of Thailand are all based on the lunar calendar and so the dates of each holiday at Thailand keep on changing every year.
The lunar calendar is oriented upon the phase of the moon.
www.tourisminthailand.com /thailand-tours/holidays-in-thailand.html   (273 words)

  
 Moon calendar showing lunar phases astrological sign changes and more
Follow the cycles with our stunning full colour lunar calendar wall poster showing the Sun and Moon's daily movements as well as the Pagan fire festivals, full and new moons and eclipses.
However there are thirteen lunar cycles per year, and marking time between one Dark Moon and the next can be an enlightening experience.
It is hard to measure, define and express this place of nebulous, subjective lunar wisdom and it has not been held in high regard by our culture.
www.astrocal.co.uk   (1008 words)

  
 Hotels and Resorts, Thailand
The festival is held on the first day of the waxing moon in the fourth month of the lunar calendar.
The event is held twice a year: from the first day till the fifteenth day of the waxing moon in the third month of the lunar calendar totalling 15 days; and from the eighth day until the fifteenth day of the waxing moon in the fourth month of the lunar calendar for 8 days.
The event is held from the first day of the waxing moon in the fourth month of the lunar calendar for 4 days at Wat Phra Phutthabat Ratchaworamahawihan in Phra Phutthabat district.
www.siammedee.com /thailand/Saraburi/information.htm   (1760 words)

  
 Thai Buddhist Calendar
It is one of the most important days for Buddhists because on this day the Lord Buddha was born, attained enlightenment, and died.
Traditionally, it is also important for laymen to ordain their sons into the monkhood on this day to get maximum benefit from the Buddhist teachings.
For many families, it is also the day they welcome a son back into the home and celebrate his successful completion of a term in the temple.
www.buddhanet.net /thai_cal.htm   (643 words)

  
 Thailand Grand Festival
The Thai unit of currency is the baht, which is worth a little less than 4 US cents.
Ranked as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Thailand is rich fascinating destinations and cultures and can be explored throughout the year.
Some believe the practice of this festival is to show gratitude to the river goddess 'Mae Kong Kha', some believe it is the homage to the Buddha's footprint.
www.thailandgrandfestival.com   (327 words)

  
 Festival's Calendar - Thailand throughout the year 2007
There are countless stories behind the ruins that dot the country.
Long-tailed boats are the cultural heritage of Thai waterfront lives.
Loy Kratong Festival is on the full moon of the twelfth lunar month.
www.thailandgrandfestival.com /calendar.asp   (249 words)

  
 Asian Pacific Calendar
The following are important holidays that are both in the lunar calendar and on the western calendar.
Holidays in the lunar calendar are not easily found in many sources.
The charts will help you to answer reference inquiries.
www.colapublib.org /apahm/calendar.html   (56 words)

  
 Thailand Country Profile,Thailand Country Information,Thailand Economic Profile,Information About Thailand
Capital Goods, Intermediate Goods and Raw Materials, Consumer Goods, Fuels and Lubricants, Machinery and Parts, Chemicals, Base Metals, Vehicles and Parts, Electronic Integrated Circuits, Crude Oil and Fuels.
The Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand
Based on Thai lunar calendar, government only, Theravada Buddhist holiday
www.indianindustry.com /country-profiles/thailand.html   (373 words)

  
 Calendar Encyclopedia - CalendarHome.com
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