As everyone should know, Thai New Year’s Eve is also Yuri’s Night. That is, it is the anniversary of the launch of the first human into space — Yuri Gagarin, in 1961. It is also the anniversary of the launch of the first US space shuttle, just 20 years later. What a ride!
There are something like 170 Yuri’s Night parties scheduled worldwide for Saturday night. None is in Thailand, which is weird because Saturday night is actually New Year’s Eve of Songkran, or the Thai New Year.
What is cool at the Yuri’s Night website is when I went there, they greeted me in Thai. Nice touch.