August 2 & 3 2012- Holidays in Thailand for Asanha Bucha

Today and tomorrow are holidays in Thailand for Asanha Bucha, trust Wikipedia with caution, but here is there description of the holiday. On August 2 and 3 government workers will have a holiday, the post office and banks are closed and most large companies will be on holiday- some private companies will still be working.

And street food is hard to come bye (shit!).

Sorry to those thirsty holidayers- these are dry (or mostly) dry days in Thailand; most bars will not be selling alcohol in Bangkok on either August 2 or 3, 2012. In fact, many bars will be closed for both days.

If you get the bad cravings, head to a western hotel or find a local convenience store. You might well be able to buy alcohol in some grocery stores, but many Thai run businesses do not want to sell any alcohol on important Buddhist days.

About faranginbangkok

I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally, I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region. I moved to Singapore in 2016...fallen behind on this blog since.
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