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    Is it 100% a holiday tomorrow or am I going to be sick in the morning

    Is it really a holiday tomorrow or am I going to have to sign in at work feeling like I have been licking all the hairs of my kilo of rabtumans in the moring

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    It's my day off too but I can't do anything much because I have no money. I'll get paid on Monday I have to be nice and be home.

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    It had better be a holiday tomorrow!

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    ^^
    You poor critter! I was expecting the same thing, but my boss paid me today. I take back all of the nasty things I've thought about her!

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    Payday tomorrow, payday last Tuesday too, and I got paid another load today.

    Hmmm, good week methinks.

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    ^Do you get paid by the day?

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    May 5th - Coronation Day:


    Phuket Public Holidays

    Government offices and most commercial offices will close on public holidays. Small shops may also close though most larger shops and department stores will remain open. Bars and pubs are usually obliged to close on royal and religious holidays.

    * January 1st - New Year's Day
    * February (lunar) - Magha Puja*
    * April 6th - Chakri Day
    * April 13th - Songkran, (3 day holiday)
    * May 1st - Labour Day
    * May 5th - Coronation Day
    * May (lunar) - Visakah Puja*
    * July (lunar) - Asanha Puja*
    * July (lunar) - Khao Phansa*
    * August 12th - HM the Queen's Birthday
    * October 23rd - Chulalongkorn Day
    * December 5th - HM the King's Birthday
    * December 10th - Constitution Day
    * December 31st - New Year's Eve

    *Thai Buddhist holidays are based on the lunar calendar so the exact dates vary every year.
    Buddhist Holidays

    Songkran:

    Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year when images of the Buddha are bathed and water is sprinkled on the hands of monks in order to cleanse and purify. Children also show their respect by performing this ritual on elders. Generally, people sprinkle water on each other as a way to confer blessings.

    Songkran is also the premise for a huge water fight. The mayhem usually lasts for one day in Phuket, as opposed to three days or more in other parts of Thailand. But if you venture outside on the 13th of April, expect to get soaked.
    Visakah Puja:

    This is the most important date in the Buddhist calendar as it celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha on the same day, the first full moon in May, except in a leap year when the festival is held in June.

    All over the country, Thais visit the temples to listen to sermons by revered monks and make merit. In the evening, worshippers take part in a candle-lit procession, in which they walk around the main chapel of the temple three times.
    Asanha Puja:

    This falls on the full moon of the eight lunar month. The ceremony commemorates the Buddha's first sermon, which took place in the Deer Park near Benares, after he had attained enlightenment.

    Since this occasion marks the first ever ordaining of a Buddhist monk, many Thais choose to become ordained on this day.
    Khao Phansa:

    This is the day after Asanha Puja and marks the start of the Buddhist Lent, which lasts for three lunar months. During this period monks are not allowed to venture outside the temple grounds. This was originally to prevent monks from trampling on crops as they went out to receive offerings from the people.

    On Khao Phansa day, worshippers make donations in the form candles and other necessities to temples.
    Magha Puja:

    This Buddhist holiday falls on the full moon of the third lunar month. Magha Puja commemorates the gathering of 1,250 enlightened monks to hear the preaching of the Buddha. These monks were all ordained by the Buddha, and all arrived to hear the sermon without prior arrangement. The ceremony culminates in a candle-lit procession around the main chapel of the temple. Wat Chalong has a particularly beautiful ritual.
    http://www.phuket.net/visit-phuket/a...c-holidays.htm

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    Main thing is, the Bars are open

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    its not a holiday for me ........

    enojy ur day off everyone !

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    Nor me.
    What's this holiday for?
    I want one.

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    Is anything ever 100% over here.
    If the you really wish to be certain the last thing i suggest that you do is ask a Thai.
    In my experience they sem to jhave less knowledge about these things than us

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    ^ quite true quite often.

    then again at other times the thai grapevine works faster than lightening and they are the only ppl to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danbo
    ^Do you get paid by the day?
    Friday is payday, but I had a couple of sideline projects come in.

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