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Old 09-21-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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Almost, it is currently the year 2551 in Thailand so the year is + 543 not +432.

BUT, Thailand also uses a Lunar calendar and a Solar calendar for dating Buddhist Festivals so there are actually 3 calendars in use.

David
late night mathematics... emberrassing

thanks all for help!

so for non buddhist holiday related things, they use a solar calender with 365 days a year but the first month in thailand is april?

so 08.01.2009 = 04.01.2552 there?

or better use the names of the months?
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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late night mathematics... emberrassing

thanks all for help!

so for non buddhist holiday related things, they use a solar calender with 365 days a year but the first month in thailand is april?

so 08.01.2009 = 04.01.2552 there?

or better use the names of the months?
In Thailand the Solar Calender has adopted months and days from the Gregorian (western) calender, the years are still based on the Buddhist Calender.

So 08.01.2009 = 08.01.2552
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:04 PM   #3
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I have done a couple of blogs related a little to this subject which you might be interested in. I will be doing "time" and "dates" later.

Understanding... The Thai Lunar Calendar
Understanding... The Equinox in Thailand

Keep an eye on www.thai-blogs.com for more.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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Senaratne is mistaken. You can always subtract 543 years in any month. The year 2552 begins in January.

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Old 09-21-2012, 10:11 PM   #5
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what kind is used in thailand? obviously its not the roman/western style one...

and how to convert dates?

ist the 1. august here the first august in thailand? and year there = year here + 432?
thanks
No. You cannot correctly convert by adding any specific number of years. You will find that in the example given by David, it is 543 that is added. But in certain months of the year that formula won't work.

Conversion of dates? With my limited knowledge, I am unable to think of any formula either.

It may look a bit confusing at the beginning but that cannot be helped.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:14 AM   #6
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Default thai calendar
what kind is used in thailand? obviously its not the roman/western style one...

and how to convert dates?

ist the 1. august here the first august in thailand? and year there = year here + 432?
or is there no easy way to convert? like chinese calender...

thanks
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:14 AM   #7
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ist the 1. august here the first august in thailand? and year there = year here + 432?
Almost, it is currently the year 2551 in Thailand so the year is + 543 not +432.

BUT, Thailand also uses a Lunar calendar and a Solar calendar for dating Buddhist Festivals so there are actually 3 calendars in use.

David
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:15 AM   #8
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[QUOTE=noppelchen;151914]
ist the 1. august here the first august in thailand? /QUOTE]

Yes. Of course.

If it were otherwise, all international dealings would have been in a mess.

But, understandably, time on the clock differs.
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