Valentine’s Day is another event of Western import that the Thais have embraced like their own.
February 14 is held by almost all cultures and all nationalities as “Valentine’s Day” – the “day of love and of lovers.
The occasion allows us to express our profound feelings for our loved ones more openly. Buying them gifts, sending them flowers or chocolates, treating them to a fancy restaurant, shower them with love are just a few things Thais do on Valentine’s Day.
Thais are known to be lavish gift givers and during this occasion, they are known to splash on gifts. Exquisite locally-made glassware and ceramic items, and chocolates and cakes – most of them heart-shaped, are some of the most popular gifts. As in other countries, lovers send each other Valentine’s Day cards.
And because Thais go out a lot, Valentine’s Day has become a great occasion to dine-out or go club-hopping. The most popular rendezvous points on this romantic day are the major hotels, which organize a variety of programs to celebrate the occasion. Most places offer a set dinner by candlelight for two.
While here as guests, why not celebrate Valentine’s Day with your spouse or loved one with a special dinner in one of the city’s best hotels. It is guaranteed, it will be a night to remember for you and your partner.
Some hotels also offer romantic dinner on the beach. This would be a great way to celebrate the festival of hearts right under the stars, with the lapping of the waves serving as background music.