March 24-April 24
IB Visual Arts Exhibition
The British International School Phuket is hosting an arts exhibition in the Main Teaching Building. The Visual Arts exhibition will be open between 7pm and 9pm for private viewing and will open to the public from March 24 until April 24. For further information, call 076 238 711-20.
Phuket Oilfield Classic Golf Tournament 2009
The Andaman Beach Resort will host a golfing event for oil and gas executives and supporting companies to raise money for the Phuket Sunshine Village. Play will be between 9am and 2pm. For further information, call Mark Cameron on 0817 882 843, email: email@example.com, or visit www.phuketoilfieldclassic.com
Chakri Memorial Day
Chakri Day commemorates the origins of the Chakri dynasty, founded by Rama I, who established Bangkok as the nation’s capital. HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the ninth monarch of the Chakri dynasty. Chakri memorial Day is a public holiday.
Bikram Choudhury in Phuket
The man widely considered the most knowledgeable yoga teacher in the world and the founder of the original hot yoga Yokiraj, Bikram Choudhury, will host a seminar at 8.30am at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort on April 9. The seminar and lunch party will cost 2000 baht per person. For further information, call
076 202 173 or visit www.bikramyokaphuket.com
Phuket Cricket Union
A night of fun and revelry with internationally renowned after dinner speaker Bob ‘the cat’ Bevan. to raise funds for the PCU Youth Development Program. Hosted at the Green Manin Chalong the evening consists of a dinner follwoed by the main event. Tickets cost 2,300 baht of whioh 1,000 goes to the PCU fund. Tickets from Scarfy on 0861208346 or from the Green Man. Book early to avoid dissapointment
April 13 – 15
Songkran (Thai New Year) is 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. April 13, 14 and 15 are public holidays.
National Labour Day
Labor Day is a public holiday for all commercial workers, but government offices will remain open.
Coronation Day commemorates the ascension to the throne of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej on May 5, 1950. Coronation Day is a public holiday.
Visakha Bucha Day
Visakha Bucha Day is observed on the day of the full moon during the sixth lunar month, which usually falls in either May or early June. It is a day to commemorate the birth, the enlightenment and the death of the Buddha. Miraculously, these events fell in the same month and on the same date in the Buddhist era. Visakha Bucha Day is a public holiday.
Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day
The annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony 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, as well as offering hopes and wishes for an abundant harvest. Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day is a public holiday