Year of the Dragon is the 5th of zodiac year. The symbol of this year is dragon. There are the dragon year in buddhist era such as 2507 B.E., 2519 B.E., 2531 B.E., 2543 B.E. And, this year, 2555 B.E. Contrast with international calendar, starting and ending date of zodiac year are not definite. In addition, it differs from Thai’s and China’s calendar.
Nowadays, according to formal calendar, in lunar calendar, starting and ending date are differentiated from international calendar. Each year,especially, the period time of starting and ending between November – December will start on the 1th day of the first month of waxing moon (Aye) and end at the the 15th of the twelfth month of waning moon.
This year, the year of Dragon will start on November 26, 2011 and end on December 13, 2012. By the way, this is the important day in dragon year.
|Sunday, January 1||New Year’s Day|
|Monday, January 23||Chinese new year’s Day|
|Wednesday, March 7||Makha Bucha Day|
|Friday, April 6||Chakri Memorial day|
|Friday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 17||Songkran festival day (Thai New Year)|
|Tuesday, May 1||National Labour day|
|Saturday, May 5||Coronation day|
|Monday, June 4||Visakha Bucha day|
|Thursday, August 2||Arsarnha Bucha day|
|Thursday, August 3||Buddhist Lent day|
|Sunday, August 12||HM the Queen’s birthday (Mother’s day)|
|Tuesday, October 23||Chulalongkorn Day|
|Wednesday, November 28||Loy krathong festival|
|Wednesday, December 5||HM the King’s birthday (Father’s day)|
|Monday, December 10||Constitution day|
|Tuesday, December 25||Christmas day|
|Monday, December 31||New year’s Eve|