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ลอยกระทง (Loi Krathong)

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ลอยกระทง (Loi Krathong)

Postby MarkCr » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:07 am

Is there a traditional greeting shared between Thais during this holiday? Westerners have "Merry Christmas" "Happy Holidays" "Happy New Year" etc....

I would like to share an appropriate greeting with my Thai friends (in Thai) - but I do not know how to express it...

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Re: ลอยกระทง (Loi Krathong)

Postby Viviane » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:24 am

Hi MarkCr, you can say:
สวัสดีปีใหม่ (Happy new year)
สุขสันต์วันวาเลนไทน์ (Happy new year)
ขอให้มีความสุข ( I wish you happiness)
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Re: ลอยกระทง (Loi Krathong)

Postby LOKi » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:40 am

I've never heard anyone saying "สุขสันต์วันลอยกระทง".
Instead, คืนนี้ไปลอยกระทงที่ไหน or กับใคร is more heard.

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Re: ลอยกระทง (Loi Krathong)

Postby Monera » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:53 pm

I've never heard someone saying "สุขสันต์วันลอยกระทง" or "สวัสดีวันลอยกระทง" ,etc. By the way ,it would be like a humorous way to say with your friends, family, or people. Just for fun ,but it's not a typical word to say.
You don't have to say any greeting words for this day. Just go to buy a กระทง and float it with your family or love. That's all :D
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