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 1New Year’s Day
Monday, January 23Chinese new year’s Day
Wednesday, March 7Makha Bucha Day
Friday, April 6Chakri Memorial day
Friday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 17Songkran festival day (Thai New Year)
Tuesday, May 1National Labour day
Saturday, May 5Coronation day
Monday, June 4Visakha Bucha day
Thursday, August 2Arsarnha Bucha day
Thursday, August 3Buddhist Lent day
Sunday, August 12HM the Queen’s birthday (Mother’s day)
Tuesday, October 23Chulalongkorn Day
Wednesday, November 28Loy krathong festival
Wednesday, December 5HM the King’s birthday (Father’s day)
Monday, December 10Constitution day
Tuesday, December 25Christmas day
Monday, December 31New year’s Eve