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Chinese New Year in Thailand in 2023, the year of the rabbit

by Pierre To
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Chinese New Year in Thailand in 2023, the Year of the Rabbit

Thailand will celebrate the Chinese New Year for 3 days, starting on January 22, 2023, this year we enter the sign of the rabbit, here is what you need to know.

During this period, China is highlighted in the big cities, mainly in Chinatowns.

You will see many red decorations (before the red hearts of the Valentine's Day on 14 February), there will be vegetarian food stalls, lots of firecrackers to scare away evil spirits and the famous dragon dances.

We are entering the year of the rabbit

The last few years have been difficult for the world, but 2023 will be the year of the 'water bunny', a situation that has not occurred since 1963.

This is what it means for you.

As economists everywhere talk about the risk of a global recession in 2023, whispers of what the new year will bring begin to swirl.

Scientist-turned-medium Sarah Yip explains that this will be the year of the 'water rabbit'.

Yip explains that the Chinese calendar follows a zodiac of 12 animals, combined with five elements. Together they create a 60-year system that repeats itself.

The animals are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

The elements are metal, water, wood, fire and earth.

What does the year of the water rabbit in 2023 mean?

"The rabbit years bring good luck and partnerships, for those who are on their true path.

Although the rabbit is not the strongest animal, its charm and speed attract money, fertility, lovers and success," she says.

This is particularly important when associated with the element "water".

There has not been a water rabbit year since 1963.

"The water element will strengthen our psychic abilities, diplomacy and negotiation skills.

Expect major changes in politics as a new wave of leaders takes over.

The answer to war is not peace. It is creativity.

What have the previous years of the Water Rabbit brought us?

According to Yip, a walk through the years of the Water Rabbit can help to inform the year ahead.

In 1903, for example, the Wright brothers achieved their first powered flight.

In 1963, 250,000 people marched for civil rights in the US, JFK was assassinated and Martin Luther King gave his famous speech.

Closer to home, "Indigenous Australians have also won the right to vote in a federal election," says Yip.

Other rabbit years, with signs of different elements, include 1999 (the last year of the millennium and the impeachment trial of President Clinton), 2011 (several leading politicians resigned and the war in Iraq ended).

"2023 will be a year of awakening for the top of society.

This rabbit may look nice, but it has a bite," warns Mr Yip.

How to make the most of 2023, according to Chinese astrology?

Yip recommends:

  • Think back to your dreams in 2011. 2023 is the year to bring them to life.
  • Keep an open mind, but not so open that you are not intelligent.
  • Forgive your mother and try to be a creator rather than a reactor.
  • Jump with faith, instead of jumping to conclusions.
  • Swim, bathe, go to the sea and use water in healing rituals.
  • Take a good look at your diet. Contrary to popular belief, rabbits do get sick from eating too many carrots.
  • Meditate, especially in groups.
  • 2023 is the time to become a high-paid specialist, so read the books and develop yourself.
  • Accept the vagaries of life and be courageous in imperfection, as all great visionaries are!

Chinese New Year in Thailand Dragon in front of the Siam Paragon

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year 2023?

If you are in Thailand, here are some of the best places to find out how Thais of Chinese descent celebrate the first day of the Lunar New Year.

See the main events in 2023 classified by region: Where to celebrate Chinese New Year 2023 in Thailand

Yaowarat Road, Bangkok

This is Bangkok's Chinatown.

Chinese New Year in Phuket

It is normally held in the old town square of Phuket.

Contact: TAT Phuket Office, +66 (0) 7621 1036


The celebration is normally held at the Clock Tower Plaza in Trang.

Contact: TAT Trang Office, +66 (0) 7521 5867


Events are usually held at Wat Bueng Bowon Sathit and Lan Pho Naklua.

Contact: TAT Pattaya Office, +66 (0) 3842 6776, 3842 8750

See also :

Important dates for public holidays in Thailand

Source: china.in ; thechinesezodiac.org ; Photo: Rolland Budi

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