New Year in Thailand - preparing for the holiday

The usual Russian citizen New Yearit is associated primarily with the Christmas tree (mostly alive or resembling one), garlands and balls in all the least public places, an Olivier salad, the president’s speech on TV, chiming clock and ... snow with at least some frost. Why am I writing all this banalism? To the fact that, for the first time in our life, we were lucky enough to meet the New Year in Thailand, but these are completely different conditions and circumstances. And to be honest, the sensations were a bit unusual from this, but rather cool. But first things first.

A small note immediately: the tradition of meeting “our” New Year in Thailand appeared, apparently, not so long ago, and the main reason for this celebration was a considerable number of farangs (foreigners) who came here to winter, or warm up for a while, or meet the New Year. And therefore, preparing for this holiday in Thailand is purely symbolic, as it seemed to us.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Christmas decorations in Thailand

Christmas decorations in Thailand

This is manifested, for example, in the fact that there is noSuch “competitions” of sellers under the name, who more colorful and brighter decorate their showcase with tinsel, garlands, balloons and similar attributes, all these decorations are found mainly in places where at least occasionally, our tourist-farang peeps (café, shopping centers, etc.). And where they do not appear, there are not so much of these “traces” of the new year in Thailand, everything is as usual.

Lanterns on the usual cafe in Thailand

Lanterns on the usual cafe in Thailand

Christmas decorations in a cafe, Thailand

Christmas decorations in a cafe, Thailand

Do not often meet a snowman with Santa in Thailand

Do not often meet a snowman with Santa in Thailand

Santa Claus in the mall in Thailand

Santa Claus in the mall in Thailand

Yes, honestly, without this light hereenough, they love this thing. So, we walked in the evenings and did not know, the garlands here in honor of the New Year holidays are on or so, every evening decoration. By the way, they are very fond of blue color, a lot of it here. Maybe he symbolizes something from them.

Thais like to be photographed in the background of such sculptures

Thais like to be photographed in the background of such sculptures

Holiday comes to us ... in Thai

Holiday comes to us ... in Thai

Garlands of loved by thai blue

Garlands of loved by thai blue

Garlands of the very blue

Garlands of the very blue

They also noticed that in Thailand they often dovarious wire-frame figures, and then they are highlighted. And on the same square on different holidays - different figures. This time it was the famous architectural monuments of various countries. Beautiful, by the way, very much.

Leaning Tower of Thailand in New Year

Leaning Tower of Thailand in New Year

Speech local amateur on the eve of the New Year

Speech local amateur on the eve of the New Year

Speech local amateur on the eve of the New Year

Speech local amateur on the eve of the New Year

I want to pay special attention to the trees! I don’t know if they grow in the Thai forests, we didn’t meet them, but on the streets a few days before the new year we started to notice. And here you just imagine a standing Christmas tree or a certain figure resembling this tree among palm trees !!! And when on this New Year's beauty the artificial snow is still lying hilariously! People in the daytime wearing T-shirts and T-shirts are walking, the only shoes here are slaps and sandals, and Christmas trees stand with snow! So funny! Although the Thais have to pay tribute, in the evenings, she still puts on jackets, but the shoes never change.

Snow-covered Christmas tree in Thailand

Snow-covered Christmas tree in Thailand

Santa Claus and snowman in Thailand

Santa Claus, snowman and christmas tree with snow

One of the trees in the New Year in Thailand

One of the trees in the New Year in Thailand

In the evening it turns into a Christmas tree.

In the evening it turns into a Christmas tree.

Shop for jackets for winter freezing Thais

Shop for jackets for winter freezing Thais

And happened a couple of times and so that when neara shopping center sprang up a building, in the daytime it was not even very clear what this was all grown up with. And only when the evening comes and this skeletal statue begins to be lit, you understand that this is a tree, a Christmas tree-stick! Although maybe in Russia in the same way, but I just did not notice it.

Skeletal sculpture, which in the evening will be the tree

Skeletal sculpture, which in the evening will be the tree

In the evening it turns into a blue Christmas tree

In the evening it turns into a blue Christmas tree

The fact that in the evening turns into a Christmas tree in the New Year in Thailand

The fact that in the evening turns into a Christmas tree in the New Year in Thailand

Buying groceries in the supermarket, drewattention to what gifts are prepared. I don’t know, this was done in case “I didn’t know what else to give you” or is it a standard gift for the new year in Thailand. The main thing is that it is quite practical and convenient - sealed baskets filled with different goodies, and, not like ours, only sweets and sweets. There's a whole NZ for a rainy day: some canned food, and coffee, and seasonings, and sauces, and cereals ...

Gifts for the New Year in Thailand

Gifts for the New Year in Thailand

We walked on these pre-New Year streets,I saw these non-Christmas trees, but for some reason the sensations of the approaching holiday did not appear, which is why I personally was upset. Either it didn’t fit in my head that the New Year was about to come, because there was no snow and I didn’t freeze on the street, or for some reason. But in the new year itself, this sensation disappeared and the magic found me. But this is already in the article How we celebrated the New Year in Thailand.

Christmas decorations in a thailand shop

Christmas decorations in a thailand shop

In the New Year in Thailand on the streets there are angels

In the New Year in Thailand on the streets there are angels

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