Muay Thai Day

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March 17 is celebrated muaythai national day throughout Thailand, in honor of warrior Nai Khanom Tom.

Legend has it that after the fall of Ayutthaya, capital of the Kingdom of Siam, in 1767, Burmese soldiers imprisoned a group of Thai men, mostly Thai boxers, among whom was the strong warrior Nai Khanom Tom.

On March 17 of the same year, the King of Burma organized a celebration in Buddha’s honor, during which meetings were organized that pitted two disciplines, the Lethwei Burman and Muay Boran, to show both of them the most effective martial art.

Nai Khanom Tom was chosen to represent Muay Thai, as opposed to the great Burmese champion.

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