Marco Polo’s 24 Holiday traditions from around the world – Day 11: Christmas in Thailand

It’s Day 11 of our Advent Calendar and today we are taking a break from all the typical Christmas destinations and heading off to… Thailand! Did you miss yesterday’s post? Check it out here!

CHRISTMAS IN THAILAND

For those who feel like escaping the traditional Christmas celebrations, Thailand is the place to be. As a Buddhist country, Thailand does not celebrate Christmas, though many hotels and restaurants do cater to the tourists who miss Christmas at home. Of course, Christmas in Thailand is the perfect opportunity to trade in the turkey for some Thai curry and the eggnog for a tropical cocktail or Thai craft beer. No incessant Christmas music to be heard, no obligatory family visits; instead you can video call your family back at home by the pool.

Even if you do love the traditional Christmas with the pudding, crackers and Christmas carols, sometimes it is good to take a break from the tradition, if only to appreciate it even more the next time. And who knows, you might just make some new friends among the other tourists at the hotel’s Christmas party!

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