Phuket Local Food Fair (25 - 29 Jan)

Sapan Hin is a favourite place for my family and I to visit 
and this week there is something else to see!

The Phuket Gazette have the best details for you to peruse which day you would like to go.  I think the World's biggest batch of sweet and sour soup is what I am going for...

We had a lot of fun - click for a look

Kamala Festival (Jan 21 - 23)

photo from Phuket Gazette
The Kamala festival has started and I nearly missed it...

Fishing competition
Folk Singing performance
School shows

and a lot more

Chiang Mai International Balloon Fiesta (20 Jan)

More than 20 balloons from all over the world will be participating, with pilots from Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Switzerland, United States of America, Vietnam and Thailand.

The International Balloon Fiesta is being held in Chiang Mai for the first time.

Chinese New Years in Thailand (16 Jan and more)

The celebration of the Chinese New Year remains the most important of annual festivals on the Chinese lunar calendar observed in the various regions of Thailand. Chinese New Year is on 23rd January 2012.
The first thing that I noticed was that the celebrations all started on different days.

National Children's Day (14 Nov)

image from Phuket E-magazine - permission requested

Thailand National Children's Day (Thaiวันเด็กแห่งชาติ) is celebrated on the second Saturday in January. Known as “Wan Dek” in Thailand, Children’s Day is celebrated to give children the opportunity to have fun and to create awareness about their significant role towards the development of the country.
Usually, His Majesty the King gives advice addressing the children while the Supreme Monarch Patriarch of Thailand gives a moral teaching. The Prime Minister also usually gives each Children's Day a theme and a slogan.
Many Government offices are open to children and their family; this includes the Government House, the Parliament House Complex and various Military installations. These events may include a guided tour and an exhibition. A notable example is the guided tour at the Government House, where children have an opportunity to view the Prime Minister's office and sit at the bureau. The Royal Thai Air Force usually invites children to go and explore the aircraft and the Bangkok Bank distributes stationery, such as pens, pencils and books to every child that enters the bank as a community service. Many organizations from both government and commercial sectors have celebration activities for children. Children can enter zoos or ride buses for free.

There is a Thai saying that states, "Children are the future of the nation, if the children are intelligent, the country will be prosperous."

TEXT from wikipedia

There are a couple of things that I have been involved in for 
National Children's Day in Phuket
Visiting the Royal Navy Ships
Sharing ice cream with the local children
Phuket Aquarium
Don't know what is coming for 2012...

There are celebrations at Jungceylon in Patong .

Where will we go?