A Bangkok Christmas - 12/23/14

Here we are spending Christmas in Bangkok.  To say that we are far from home where it's cold and snowy is an understatement.  Between the beautiful warm weather and all of the new things to see in our adopted home, it's kind of hard to remember that it's December and that Christmas is rapidly approaching.

Approximately 90 percent of the Thai people are Buddhists and don't celebrate Christmas which is a Christian holiday.  However, they like some of the holiday traditions such as decorations, Christmas carols and Santa hats.  I can't help thinking that part of the reason for the holiday cheer is for the benefit of the Westerners who live in or who are vacationing in Thailand.

Whatever the reason, the decorations are beautifully done and a small sampling is posted below:

Don't try this at home!

Poinsettias thrive in the Thailand climate:


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bangkok!



  1. I would think the same, that they put them up for the foreigners. Very pretty and unique, though!

  2. Following your blog posts. Very interesting and entertaining. Sounds like your are enjoying quite an adventure. Thanks for sharing. My fav decor was the Western Union Tree. Love you - Dana

  3. That's so cool that you still get to enjoy the Christmas decorations over there. How long did you stay over there?