Past tense Irregular verbs – Learn English past tense forms of verbs


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Nan Tourist Attractions:

Nan Tourist Attractions:

    Nan Province is a serene and attractive tourist destination, which is cozily snuggled in the lush valley forests of northern Thailand. Bestowed with a rich legacy, this place is located on the banks of Nan River. The region is a home to different hill tribe communities with distinctly unique customs and traditions.

Doi Phu Kha National Park

Doi Phu Kha National Park: Nan Tourist Attraction    Northern provinces of Thailand are widely known for their natural beauty and pristine surroundings. One such province that has been recently included in the tourist map of Thailand for its unspoiled beauty is the Nan province.

     Located at the center of the valley of Nan River, this province is bordered in the south by Uttaradit, Phrae and Phayao provinces. On the north and east, Nan shares its borders with Laos. There are several interesting tourist destinations inside the province. Popular among these is the Doi Phu Kha National Park.

     Spread over an area of 1,700 square kilometers, Doi Phu Kha National Park is the largest park in entire Northern Thailand. The park has been named after Doi Phu Kha, the highest peak located inside the park with its peak at 1,980 meters above sea level. Interestingly, the entire park is surrounded by the Luang Prabang mountain range. The entire terrain is filled with forests and limestone mountain ranges.

Nam Wa Rafting

Nam Wa Rafting: Nan Tourist Attraction       Situated in the northern part of Thailand, Nan is one of the most beautiful provinces in the Thailand. Spread over an area of 11,500 square kilometers, Nan Province is home to numerous Thai Lu and other hill tribes of Thailand.

      Apart from this, there is one ideal location inside the province for tourists who love some adventure and would like to experience the thrill of making their way through gushing rapids while passing through endless drops and falls.

      River rafting is fast gaining importance in Thailand. One good place for this is the Mae Nam Wa, which is a tributary from Nan River and originates at Khao Chom Pi Pan Nam mountain range present near the Thai-Laos border. There are several reasons due to which rafting through the water of Nam Wa is considered by visitors as an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Originally, Nam Wa River was used for transportation of teak woods and other forest materials that were gathered illegally from the surrounding forests.

 Nan National Museum

Nan National Museum        The Nan National Museum is housed in the palace of the feudal lord of Nan. The name of this feudal lord was Phrachao Suriyaphong Pharidet and he built the building in 1903 in order to replace his wooden house.

        The building was donated to the Thai government in 1931 by the descendents of Chao Maha Brahma Surathada, the last feudal lord of Nan. At that point the building was as the provincial hall. It was only in 1973 that the Fine Arts Department started using the building and this led to the setting up of the Nan National Museum.

Nong Bua Temple

Nong Bua Temple        Nong Bua Temple is one of Thailand’s most important legacies. It located around 45 kilometers from Nan city in Tambon Pakha on 1080 Nan-Pua Road, which is a highway.

        According to archeologists, Nong Bua Temple was actually located around 500 meters from its present location near the Nong Bua swamp. However, the remains of the old temple no longer exist. The temple was later constructed at its present location and it was registered by the Religion Department, which was established by Monk Sunanta and the locals in 1772.

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Lyrics to Jingle Bells


Lyrics to Jingle Bells :
Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

A day or two ago
I thought I’d take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
We got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh yeah

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
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The History of Christmas นักเรียนอ่านประวัติแล้วตอบคำถามรับรางวัลในกิจกรรมวันคริสต์มาส วันที่ 30 นะคะ

The History of

 Christmas

 

 

In the Western world, the birthday of Jesus Christ has been celebrated on December 25th since AD 354, replacing an earlier date of January 6th. The Christians had by then appropriated many pagan festivals and traditions of the season, that were practiced in many parts of the Middle East and Europe, as a means of stamping them out.

There were mid-winter festivals in ancient Babylon and Egypt, and Germanic fertility festivals also took place at this time. The birth of the ancient sun-god Attis in Phrygia was celebrated on December 25th, as was the birth of the Persian sun-god, Mithras. The Romans celebrated Saturnalia, a festival dedicated to Saturn, the god of peace and plenty, that ran from the 17th to 24th of December. Public gathering places were decorated with flowers, gifts and candles were exchanged and the population, slaves and masters alike, celebrated the occasion with great enthusiasm.

In Scandinavia, a period of festivities known as Yule contributed another impetus to celebration, as opposed to spirituality. As Winter ended the growing season, the opportunity of enjoying the Summer’s bounty encouraged much feasting and merriment.

The Celtic culture of the British Isles revered all green plants, but particularly mistletoe and holly. These were important symbols of fertility and were used for decorating their homes and altars.

 New Christmas customs appeared in the Middle Ages. The most prominent contribution was the carol, which by the 14th century had become associated with the religious observance of the birth of Christ.

In Italy, a tradition developed for re-enacting the birth of Christ and the construction of scenes of the nativity. This is said to have been introduced by Saint Francis as part of his efforts to bring spiritual knowledge to the laity.

Saints Days have also contributed to our Christmas celebrations. A prominent figure in today’s Christmas is Saint Nicholas who for centuries has been honored on December 6th. He was one of the forerunners of Santa Claus.

Another popular ritual was the burning of the Yule Log, which is strongly embedded in the pagan worship of vegetation and fire, as well as being associated with magical and spiritual powers.

Celebrating Christmas has been controversial since its inception. Since numerous festivities found their roots in pagan practices, they were greatly frowned upon by conservatives within the Church. The feasting, gift-giving and frequent excesses presented a drastic contrast with the simplicity of the Nativity, and many people throughout the centuries and into the present, condemn such practices as being contrary to the true spirit of Christmas.

The earliest English reference to December 25th as Christmas Day did not come until 1043.

© Alan Williams 2000

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