But it’s not BC and it’s not in the future either. Did you know that it’s the year 2550 in Thailand right now? This also goes with Laos, Cambodia and Burma. Cool, isn’t it?
In Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei; I was born in the year 1401. *Whoa!* But it doesn’t make me 607 years old. Ha! It’s the year 1428 right now in the Islamic calendar.
With all of these interesting but confusing dates and years…we have all adapted the international standard of using the Gregorian calendar of 2007 which by the way, as we all know, follow the Christian Era. Mainly done for economic reasons. By the way, Bhuddist New Year changes in April until 1939. But now, we kinda adapted 1 January altogether.
So, ladies and germs…a few days from now (1 January), it’s going to be the year 2551 in some parts of our region. But we have to wait till 10 January to be 1429 in other parts.
Happy New Year 2008
1429 ترجمة الى العربية