Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Bangkok Christmas

Here we are spending Christmas in Bangkok.  To say that we are far from home where it's cold and snowy is an understatement.  Between the beautiful warm weather and all of the new things to see in our adopted home, it's kind of hard to remember that it's December and that Christmas is rapidly approaching.

Approximately 90 percent of the Thai people are Buddhists and don't celebrate Christmas which is a Christian holiday.  However, they like some of the holiday traditions such as decorations, Christmas carols and Santa hats.  I can't help thinking that part of the reason for the holiday cheer is for the benefit of the Westerners who live in or who are vacationing in Thailand.

Whatever the reason, the decorations are beautifully done and a small sampling is posted below:


Don't try this at home!

Poinsettias thrive in the Thailand climate:


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bangkok!


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