Love is in the air, Valentine’s day is coming. Valentine’s Day is an excuse for shopping, eating out, gimmicks and, of course, getting married.
A large number of couples are expected to queue to register their marriages at municipal offices in Bangkok’s district of Bang Rak (บางรัก), which translates as the “love district,” in a years-old practice. Bang Rak district office is offering 12 gold marriage certificates for 12 lucky couples who register their marriage at the district office on Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day celebration in Thailand:
Valentine’s Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor throughout Thailand. Teenagers and young crowd are seen indulging in a number of activities to woo their loved ones. Valentine’s Day in Thailand is observed through a grand celebration among the starry eyed lovers. Common practices include exchanging gifts and planning a romantic dinner date with your partner. Usually, guys present beautifully decorated flower bouquets, chocolates and candies to the love of their life.
A lot of time and money is spent behind the Valentine’s Day celebration in Thailand. Not only are the young Thai people excited for the occasion but so are the adults. Exchanging gifts on the Valentine’s Day is more like a tradition these days in Thailand.
The shopping malls too are decked up in a festive look that reflects the ambiance and setting of love. Large and small stalls selling flower bouquets, chocolates, soft toys, and heart shaped balloons are set up in every shopping mall on the Valentine’s Day eve in Thailand. Private celebrations and parties reflecting the theme of love are also organized on the Valentines Day in Thailand.
The Center for Economy and Business Forecasting of the Thai Chamber of Commerce University said today that Valentine’s Day spending was expected to jump 14.99% this year, reaching a five-year high of THB3,210 million.
Thanawat Pholwichai, the center’s director, stated that increased spending on flowers, chocolates, movie tickets and dining would combine to produce the overall hike. He said that 65.3% of respondents surveyed would pay more attention to Valentine’s Day 2013.
the National News Bureau of Thailand sent out a warning to the Kingdom’s teenagers: Be wary of Valentine’s Day , or more specifically, be wary of the week surrounding Valentine’s Day, during which cops say that teens (especially girls) become particularly vulnerable to “luring.”
In addition to the aforesaid “luring,” cops say that Valentine’s Day carries for teens an especially high risk of sex crimes, drug abuse and human trafficking.
The cops have singled out entertainment establishments, motels and public parks as areas around which teens should exercise caution.
News Source: Coconutsbankok.com
What do you do on this sweet occasion?
สุขสันต์วันวาเลนไทน์ค่ะ /Suk San Wan Walentine / Happy Valentine’s Day ♥,