# Thailand Year Converter

Thailand follows the Buddhist Era (BE) which is 543 years ahead of the Common Era (CE, Anno Domini).

While Common Era years count from the birth of Jesus Christ, Buddhist Era years count from the Buddha died and reached enlightenment.

This was 543 years earlier, so just add 543 to convert a CE year to BE, or subtract 543 to convert BE to CE.

The current year 2023 CE is the same as 2566 BE in the Thai Calendar.

#### Why does Thailand use different years?

Thailand uses different Years since it follows the Buddhist Era, which begins on the day the day in which the Buddha attained parinibbāna

#### How do I calculate the Thai Year?

You can calculate Thai Years using the Buddhist Era by adding 543 to the Common Era year.