"Christmas" Top 5 Page for this destination Hat Yai Favorite Tip by phil_uk_net

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  A Thai Santa
by phil_uk_net

Favorite thing: Christmas is quite amusing in Asia. Most of the population is non-Christian so it isn't a significant holiday. They like the paraphernalia of Christmas though, Christmas trees and especially coloured fairy lights.

In Thailand it gives them a chance to switch on the orange flashing lights on the sides of their cars and motorcycles that up to now they have found no practical use for.

Fondest memory: "Yes, I know that you look ridiculous wearing it and I know that in a predominantly Buddhist society Christmas has no religious meaning whatsoever but I'm the boss, it's the 20th of December and you WILL wear a stupid Santa hat"!

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  • Written Dec 19, 2003
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