KOH SAMED TIME
KOH SAMED NEWS & EVENTS - 2014 / 2015
BAR & BED - THIS NEW RESORT IS NOW OPEN - SEPTEMBER 2012 -- FACEBOOK PAGE
SMILE SAMET GUESTHOUSE - NEW GUESTHOUSE - SAIKAEW MAIN STREET
BAN RAK SAMED - NEW GUESTHOUSE - SAIKAEW MAIN STREET
AO PHAI HUTS HAVE CHANGED NAME & OWNERS - NOW CALLED "LE BLANC VINTAGE RESORT" - LOOK HERE
BAAN SUPPAROD RESORT OPENS 01st NOVEMBER 2013 - PINEAPPLE BEACH - NEXT TO SAIKAEW BEACH RESORT
BAN CHOMTALAY GUESTHOUSE HAS NEW OWNERS & A NEW NAME "SAMED SEASIDE RESORT
CHIDHATAI GUESTHOUSE - IS NOW CALLED "BAN BESTONE" GUESTHOUSE LOOK HERE
BAN SAMET HILL HOTEL IN NADAN HARBOUR IS NOW CALLED - SMILE SAMED 2 HOTEL
NEW RESORT CHOM SAMED RESORT opened in Ao Noi Na - April 2012
AO VONGDUERN NEW BEACHFRONT RESORT OPENS IN FEBRUARY 2013 - LALUNE BEACH RESORT
SAMED HAVANA - NEW RESORT OPENS ON SAIKAEW BEACH - NEXT DOOR TO SAIKAEW BEACH RESORT
THAILAND CELEBRATIONS & HOLIDAYS 2014 / 2015 (BUDDHIST ERA DATE 2557 / 2558)
19th FEBRUARY 2015 - CHINESE NEW YEAR - YEAR OF THE SHEEP
04th MARCH 2015 - MAKHA BUCHA DAY, which falls on the full moon of the third lunar month, commemorates the Buddha’s ordaining of
1,250 monks who had arrived unannounced from afar only seven months after the Buddha began his teachings. It is also the date the Buddha
delivered his Fundamental Teachings - just months before his death.
28th MARCH 2015 - THAILAND DOES NOT HAVE A DAYLIGHT SAVING PROGRAMME - THEREFORE CLOCKS ARE NOT PUT
FORWARD ONE HOUR.
06th APRIL 2015 - CHAKRI DAY commemorates the origins of the Chakri dynasty, founded by Rama I since 1782, who established Bangkok as
the nation’s capital. HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the ninth monarch of the Chakri dynasty.
13th - 16th APRIL 2015 - SONGKRAN (Thai New Year). Also known as the Water Festival. Held during the driest months in Thailand, Songkran
is celebrated by Thais throughout the country by pouring – traditionally only a little, but these days a lot – of water on other people to wish them
good luck for the New Year.
01st MAY 2015 - LABOUR DAY - Public holiday for all commercial workers, but government offices will remain open.
05th MAY 2015 - CORONATION DAY commemorates the ascension to the throne of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej on May 5, 1950.
09th MAY 2015 - The annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony usually takes place in May every year at Sanam Luang, near the Grand Palace in
Bangkok. The ceremony has been performed since ancient times and is designed to give an auspicious beginning to the new planting season,
amid hopes and wishes for an abundant harvest.
01st JUNE 2015 - VISAKHA BUCHA DAY is observed on the day of the full moon during the 6th lunar month, which usually falls in either May or
early June. It is a day to commemorate three important events: the birth, the enlightenment and the passing away of the Buddha. Miraculously,
these events fell in the same month and on the same date in the Buddhist era.
30th JULY 2015 - ASARNA BUCHA (START OF BUDDHIST LENT) - This full-moon day of the eighth lunar month commemorates
the Buddha's first sermon to his first five disciples after attaining Enlightenment more than 2,500 years ago. Evening candlelit
processions are staged in all Thai Buddhist temples.
03rd AUGUST 2015 - KHAO PANSAA - Occurs one day after the full-moon day of the eighth lunar month (Asarnha Bucha). Khao
Pansa marks the beginning of the annual three-month Rains Retreat during which Buddhist monks customarily stay at a
particular temple to study and meditate. The monks are not allowed to stay overnight at any other location during this
period.A candle festival is held annually on this day. Sculpted beeswax candles, generally depicting mythological creatures,
are carried in a ceremonial parade in each province before being presented to local temples.
12th AUGUST 2015 - HM THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY - PUBLIC HOLIDAY- ALSO MOTHER'S DAY ( H.M THE QUEEN SIRIKIT, BORN
1932, HAS BEEN MARRIED TO KING BHUMIBHOL SINCE 1950.)
12th OCTOBER 2015 - On this day, the three-month rain retreat for Buddhist Lent (Khao Pansaa) is over for the monks.
23rd OCTOBER 2015 - CHULALONGKORN DAY ( KING CHULALONGKORN, ALSO KNOWN AS RAMA V, RULED THE SIAMESE EMPIRE
DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE 19th CENTURY AND THE FIRST DECADE OF THE 20th CENTURY, AND IS STILL HIGHLY
RESPECTED AS THE GREAT MODERNIZER
24th OCTOBER 2015 - THAILAND DOES NOT HAVE A DAYLIGHT SAVING PROGRAMME - THEREFORE CLOCKS ARE NOT PUT
BACK ONE HOUR.
25th NOVEMBER 2015 - LOY KRATHONG -One of the most beautiful festivals in Thailand. It is traditionally performed on the full
moon night of the twelfth lunar month, which usually falls in November. A Krathong is a banana-leaf cup containing flowers, a
candle and incense sticks which will be floated away in a canal or river.The idea is to worship the river's Goddess and at the
same time to float away any bad luck.
05th DECEMBER 2015 - HM THE KING'S BIRTHDAY -PUBLIC HOLIDAY - ALSO FATHER'S DAY ( THAILAND'S KING BHUMIBHOL
ADULYADEJ, BORN IN 1927, IS ALSO KNOWN AS RAMA IX. HM THE KING BHUMIBHOL IS THE WORLD'S LONGEST REIGNING
MONARCH AND CELEBRATED THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS CORONATION IN 2006.)
10th DECEMBER 2015 - CONSTITUTION DAY
25th DECEMBER 2015 - CHRISTMAS DAY
31st DECEMBER 2015 - NEW YEARS EVE - GALA DINNERS ON THE BEACHES WITH FIREWORK DISPLAYS
01st JANUARY 2016 - HAPPY NEW YEAR.