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  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.
www.stokepoges.plus.com /calendar.htm   (1024 words)

  
  Solar calendar - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
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).
The Hindu Solar Calendar is a sidereal solar calendar.
Calendars that are not solar calendars, include the Islamic calendar which is a pure lunar calendar and calendars synchronized to the synodic period of Venus or to the heliacal risings of stars.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Solar_calendar   (306 words)

  
 calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In a solar calendar a year approximates Earth's tropical year (that is, the time it takes for a complete cycle of seasons), traditionally used to facilitate the planning of agricultural activities.
Calendars are also used as part of a complete timekeeping system: date and time of day together specify a moment in time.
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.yourencyclopedia.net /Calendar.html   (1565 words)

  
 Thai lunar calendar: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about 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.
The Buddhist feasts are still fixed according to the Chantarakati, which make them move their date in the solar calendar.
It is a lunisolar calendar, which has the beginning of the months at new moon.
www.encyclopedian.com /th/Thai-lunar-calendar.html   (436 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Solar-calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Islamic calendar or Muslim calendar (also called Hegiran calendar) is the calendar used to date events in predominately Muslim countries, and used by Muslims everywhere to determine the proper day on which to celebrate Muslim holy days.
A lunar calendar is a calendar whose date indicates the moon phase.
A lunisolar calendar is a calendar whose date indicates both the moon phase and the season.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Solar_calendar   (812 words)

  
 Search Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
solar wind solar wind, stream of ionized hydrogen—protons and electrons—with an 8% component of helium ions and trace amounts of heavier ions that radiates outward from the sun at high speeds.
Julian Day calendar Julian Day calendar, system of astronomical dating that allows the difference between two dates to be calculated more easily than conventional civil calendars with their uneven months.
solar system solar system, the sun and the surrounding planets, natural satellites, asteroids, meteoroids, and comets that are bound by its gravity.
www.encyclopedia.com /search.asp?target=Thai+solar+calendar&rc=10&fh=22&fr=11   (562 words)

  
 Die s.c.t.-FAQ: Übersicht über Thailändische Kultur
Thailand adopted the solar calendar officially during the reign of King Rama V in B.E. 2431 using April 1 as the first day of year.
A solar calendar that began in the victory year in the reign of an Indian king in the SAKA dynasty.
A solar calendar decreed by King Rama V, counting the first year of establishing Bangkok as the Capital as R.S. April 1, is the new year day starting after March 31, 2431.
www.hdamm.de /kultur/sct-tc04.htm   (1515 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Thai solar calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days.
June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days.
Thailand The Buddhist calendar is used on mainland southeast Asia in the countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar (formerly Burma) in several related forms.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Thai-solar-calendar   (1204 words)

  
 Solar calendar -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The mean calendar year approximates some form of the (The time for the earth to make one revolution around the sun, measured between two vernal equinoxes) tropical year (typically either the mean tropical year or the vernal equinox year).
(The solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it w) Gregorian calendar
Every one of these calendars has a year of 365 days, which is occasionally extended by adding an extra day to form a (In the Gregorian calendar: any year divisible by 4 except centenary years not divisible by 400) leap year.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/so/solar_calendar.htm   (316 words)

  
 eBangkok Knowledge guide to Thai Lunar Calendar, Solar calendar, thailand calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It is a lunisolar calendar, which has the beginning of the months at "new moon", The months are alternating 29 and 30 days long, except the 7th month which changes length.
Thai Thai solar, or Suriyakati, calendar is used in traditional and official contexts in Thailand, although the Western calendar is used for business.
The new calendar, decreed by King Chualongkorn (Rama V), was called Ratanakosinsok, and was nearly identical with the western Gregorian calendar.
www.ebangkok.com /guide/ThaiLunarSolarCalendar.asp   (622 words)

  
 Calendar
To determine the date of Losar (New Year's) for Fire Dog Year, most Tibetans used the calendar based on the Phukluk system.
It was also used in the calendar chosen by Snow Lion until the end of 2004.
Below this calendar is the KARMA KAGYU SPECIAL DAYS cycle calculated by Michael Erlewine.
www.khandro.net /practice_calendar.htm   (1383 words)

  
 C.5) Traditional Thai Calendar System
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.
Thailand adopted the solar calendar officially during the reign of King Rama V in B.E. 2431 using April 1 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/section-5.html   (1543 words)

  
 Festivals and Ceremonies / Koh Samui
Thais place great importance in this event and while the best celebrations are said to be held in Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Chiangmai, the event and while the best celebrations are said to be held in Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Chiangmai, the event is marked with great funfair all over the Kingdom.
In most areas where it is celebrated, you will see Thai women resplendent in colorful attire, hair festooned with flowers, and gaily-dressed men, also fully garbed, gather with floats in their hands wherever there's water.
Most Thais also believe the floating of the krathong is a yearly sloughing off of all the sins and calamities that have befallen a person.
www.samui.org /festivals   (2156 words)

  
 Thai solar calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Thai solar, or Suriyakati, calendar is used in traditionaland official contexts in Thailand, although the Western calendar is sometimes usedin business.
Until 1888 Thailand used a lunar calendar, in which the date of the NewYear (Songkran) was between April 13 and 15.
The buddhist feasts are stillcalculated according to the lunar calendar, so their dates change in the solar calendar every year.
www.therfcc.org /thai-solar-calendar-35091.html   (319 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.
The past 60 years have seen the Thai people tried to reshape their country to survive and to be respected in the world community.
Thai kingship is regarded as tham-ma^raa-chaa- as compared to thee-wa^raa- chaa- of Khmer.
www.faqs.org /faqs/thai/culture   (4937 words)

  
 Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Thai solar calendarofficial calendar in Thailand is based on the Calendar eraBuddhist Era/, which is 543 years ahead of the western calendar.
The bicameral Thai parliament is the National Assembly or ''Rathasapha'' - รัฐสภา, which consists of a House of Representatives (the ''Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon'' - สภาผู้แทนราษฎร) of 500 seats and a Senate (the ''Wuthisapha'' - วุฒิสภา) of 200 seats.
Muay Thai, or Thai boxing, is the national sport in Thailand and its native martial art.
www.infothis.com /find/Thailand   (1496 words)

  
 Phuket Net - Festivals - Songkran
Phukets people are blessed with no less than three annual opportunities to ring in a new year with their European friends on January 1st, with their Chinese friends in early February, and on April 13, which has for centuries marked the first day of of the traditional Thai solar calendar.
Songkran in Thailand is a holiday primarily dedicated to the family, and tourists may notice a much slimmer staff manning the restaurants and hotels as every employee who is able goes home to spend the day with his or her relatives.
Unfortunately, because over 90% of the Thai people on Phuket are originally from other provinces, it is not easy to find these ancient and moving ceremonies here.
www.phuketnet.com /fest_songkran_detail.htm   (518 words)

  
 Java date and time API - Buddhist calendar system - Joda Time
The Buddhist calendar system implemented in Joda-Time is based on that supplied in the private Sun packages of a typical JDK.
It differs from the GregorianJulian calendar only in the year and era.
The Buddhist calendar has one era (the current era), and has a year offset by 543 from the current Gregorian year.
joda-time.sourceforge.net /cal_buddhist.html   (207 words)

  
 Buddhist Calendar Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It is a lunisolar calendar having months that are alternately 29 and 30 days, with an intercalated day and a 30-day month added at regular intervals.
All of its forms are based on the original third century Surya Siddhanta, not its modern form (both forms are used by the various Hindu calendars).
All years are elapsed/expired/complete years, thus their epochal year is year 0, not year 1, because a complete year had not yet elapsed during it.
www.karr.net /search/encyclopedia/Buddhist_calendar   (705 words)

  
 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine |  History of Western Gregorian calendar | Calendars Sisogenes ...
Dissatisfied with the mess the calendar got into, Julius Caesar, in 46 BCE, obtained the advice of the astronomer Sisogenes, who drew up a beautiful new calendar named the Julian calendar, possibly because it is more euphonious than ‘the Sisogenesian calendar’, or possibly because the emperor decreed it so.
Pope Gregory’s calendar is far from ideal, but works well enough for it to have survived not only more than 240 years of usage, but also an attempt in the United Nations in 1952 to reform it.
Perhaps a reformed calendar could be creative, like that of the Aztecs with symbols and names of planets, birds, colours, deities and a host of other interesting phenomena.
www.wilsonsalmanac.com /greg.html   (3465 words)

  
 Phuket Net - Festivals and Ceremonies
Besides the tropical lush jungles and white sandy beaches, the savory tastes of delectable cuisine and value-for-money shopping bargains, Thailand also has numerous annual festivals and major events which have originated from its history, traditions and culture.
Samui's people are blessed with no less than three annual opportunities to ring in a new year with their European friends on January 1st, with their Chinese friends in early February, and on April 13, which has for centuries marked the first day of of the traditional Thai solar calendar.
So this simply indicates that a year has come to the end, according to the lunar calendar adopted from the Indians.
www.phuketnet.com /festivals.htm   (453 words)

  
 lunar_solar_calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
According to the Thai solar-lunar calendar for 2004 the 15th waxing day in March coincides with the first day the sunset is visible and the 15th waxing day in April coincides with the last day the sunrise is visible (15th waxing day in the first part of 2004 does not coincide with astronomical full moon.
Nalika means tube in Sanskrit (NB: 'time' in modern Thai) and is actually just a long tube through which the astronomer can watch a stellar object and follow its movements.
3: According to the Thai lunar calendar the full moon day in March (the 15th waxing day) is the 5th of March and in April the 4th.
www.sundial.thai-isan-lao.com /solar_lunar_calendar.html   (1531 words)

  
 Thai Solar Calendar Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
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 TOURISM NEWS -- GRAND SONGKRAN - WATER FESTIVAL - 2004
During this time, the sun is equidistant to the earth so there are an equal number of hours during the day and night, a phenomenon known as "mahasongkran" (the supreme cycle).
This traditional Thai custom of merry-making is the Kingdom's most 'sanuk' (fun-filled) festival, celebrated with tremendous enthusiasm, nation-wide, once a year.
The festive elements of the celebration, the cultural values, the social code of conduct and individual belief and practices are intertwined.
www.tatnews.org /tourism_news/2103.asp   (1536 words)

  
 Thai solar calendar -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Thai solar calendar -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Until 1888 Thailand used a (A calendar based on lunar cycles) lunar calendar, in which the date of the (The calendar year just begun) New Year (Songkran) was between April 13 and 15.
Year counting, however, was in reference of the date of the founding of (The capital and largest city and chief port of Thailand; a leading city in southeastern Asia; noted for Buddhist architecture) Bangkok (Ratana Kosindra), April 6 1782 (the first day of Year 1 Ratana Kosindra Era).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/T/Th/Thai_solar_calendar.htm   (375 words)

  
 Travel - Whispers Online Magazine for Women. Women's careers, style, health, finance, fashion, parenting, leisure, ...
As the Australians have their expression that typifies the casual attitude, "no worries," so the Thai's say "mai pen rai," which essentially means the same thing, "never mind." It is the most well-known phrase in Thailand.
The Thai islands are gorgeous, with the most beautiful sand beaches and water I have ever seen, including Australia and Bali.
I jumped into the back of a small pick-up truck with four local women who all smiled and wanted to test their English, saying "You my friend." After they dropped me at the corner, I jumped onto a motorbike with a skinny little guy whose barely comprehending grin was almost bigger than his face.
www.cyberpathway.com /whispers/travel/dec200.htm   (3218 words)

  
 News : Thailand Wonders Travel
Jul 03As part of its strategy to broaden the sources of visitor arrivals, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) organised this year’s annual travel mart with a strong contingent of “new” buyers from countries and regions that are expected to deliver promising results in the future.
The research report provides a macro-perspective of the dynamics of Thailand's tourism sector and indicates that Thailand's tourism sector should experience positive momentum in calendar year 2007.
The Bangkok International Film Festival, now in its fifth year, has been held annually by the Tourism Authority of Thailand since 2003 and is one of the key highlights on Thailand’s annual festivals and event calendar.
www.thailandwonders.com /newslist.aspx   (1265 words)

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