How to Celebrate Easter Day in Thailand
Along with various public holidays in Thailand, Easter Day is popular among a minority of Thai Catholics. If you travel to Thailand during the Easter holiday, you still have a chance to join these popular activities of the Easter Day celebration.
In Thailand, the major religions are Buddhism, which takes up approximately 95% of the Thai population; and Islam, which accounts for nearly 4% of the population. Apparently, there is only less than 1% being Christian in Thailand. It is the reason why Easter Day is not widely celebrated in Thailand. However, there are a number of churches, hotels, and restaurants where you can join the Easter Sunday and Sunday Brunch in Thailand.
In coincidence with the time of the Songkran Festival, when Thais celebrate New Year Festival, Easter Day is a perfect time for Thais Catholics to prepare for Holy Week. Let’s see how you can join special events over the Easter holidays in Thailand.
Attend Easter worship at Catholic churches
As a Catholic prayer, you should not miss out the Easter Sunday at church. On Easter Day, many churches decorate their worship spaces with an Easter theme and provide Easter services for tourists. If you are in Thailand during the Easter holiday, you should better visit the following cathedrals to attend Easter Sunday.
In Bangkok, you can find a range of beautiful churches like Santa Cruz Church, a captivating Portuguese legacy since the 1770s; Christ Church, a peaceful site in the Gothic architectural style; or Assumption Cathedral, the most outstanding one built in the European architectural style. Additionally, there are many cathedrals for tourists in other regions of Thailand to join Easter Sunday.
Assumption Cathedral in Bangkok
Enjoy Easter Brunch with your family and friends
Most of the 5-star hotels and resorts in Thailand hold special events for Easter Day, including Easter Brunch and Easter games about traditional customs. Not only a feast, Easter Sunday at hotels and restaurants in Thailand also offers great fare and amusing activities for the family with kids. Here is a list of must-visit hotels to enjoy Easter Brunch in Thailand.
Luxury Easter Brunch in Thailand
- JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok: A perfect place to have a sumptuous Easter feast with diverse international flavors, from Western to Indian cuisine. At the hotel’s Residence Lounge, your whole family will have a chance to take part in a series of funny activities for kids. Also, you can find Easter-themed desserts, Easter Bunny Chocolate, and an Easter egg hunt, which wouldn’t be missed to get your Easter Brunch experience in Thailand.
- Centara Grand at CentralWorld: Come to experience a special Easter meal and unique “Hop Little Bunny” cocktail served at Red Sky Restaurant. Especially, you can get plenty of Easter treats for perfect little giveaways.
- SO Sofitel Bangkok: Celebrate Easter Brunch at SO Sofitel Bangkok, you will enjoy international buffet stations serving an array of delicious local foods as well as traditional Easter dishes. Children can join an Easter egg painting class and get chocolate treats.
Easter Sunday entertainment for kids
Take a tour to tropical islands in Thailand
Early April is an ideal time to let your hair down and soak up the bright sunshine on Thailand’s beautiful beaches. There are lots of luxurious resorts where you can have an Easter celebration on wonderful islands in Thailand. Besides interesting activities on Easter Day, you can immerse in crystal clear waters, have a traditional Thai massage, try diving scuba, and snorkeling to explore the stunning coral and marine life on tropical islands in Thailand. There are numerous beautiful destinations for beach relaxation in Thailand. Just head for Phuket, Koh Samui, and Pattaya.
Awe-inspiring beach in Phuket
On the occasion of the Easter holiday, traveling to an Asian country like Thailand is a must for culture lovers. Remember that you cannot get fulfilled experience of Easter Day in Thailand as it is not a widely public holiday in this country.
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