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What are the best festivals in Thailand?

There are incalculable celebrations and exceptional occasions held in Thailand consistently. Some of these are praised across the country (like Songkran and Loy Krathong) while different celebrations are explicit to specific urban communities or areas. With various Thai celebrations and Buddhist occasions, the precise date changes every year since it relies upon the lunar schedule and the evening of the full moon. Recorded underneath are probably the best-known yearly Thai celebrations and unique occasions. The dates recorded here are not open occasions in Thailand except if expressed. It would be ideal if you note that dates of nearby celebrations might be obligated to change while others are as yet trusting that dates will be affirmed.


• New Year’s Day – January 1

• Children’s Day – second Saturday in (January 12, 2019)

• Bo Sang Umbrella and Sankhampaeng Handicrafts Festival, Chiang Mai – generally third end of the week in (January 18-20, 2019)


Chiang Mai Flower Festival –Normally celebrated on the primary end of the week in (February 1-3, 2019)

• New Year( Chinese Lunar ) – date falls in January/February. Celebrated in numerous territories of Thailand, however especially in the Chinatown regions of Bangkok and Chiang Mai just as Phuket and Trang (February 5, 2019 – Year of the Pig)

• Valentine’s Day – February 14

• Trang Underwater Wedding – Valentine’s Day. Occasions in Trang Town and Ko Kradan (February 13-15)

• Burapa Bike Week, Pattaya – mid-February. Viewed as the greatest get-together of motorbike aficionados in South-east Asia (February 14-16, 2019)

• Phuket International Blues Rock Festival – mid/late February

• Makha Bucha Day– date falls in February/March (February 19, 2019)


• National Elephant Day – March 13

• National Muay Thai Day – March 17. Ayutthaya has the Martial Arts Festival and Wai Khru Ceremony and littler occasions and functions are held at different Thai enclosing exercise centers and scenes Thailand

• The Pattaya International Music Festival – On March 15-16, 2019

• General Election – a general political decision is set to occur in Thailand on March 24, 2019.


• Poy Sang Long Festival – different areas around north Thailand, especially in Mae Hong Son (late March/early April)

• Chakri Day– April 6

• Songkran Thai New Year Water Festival– April 13-15

• Wan Lai Festival – mid-April at areas in Chonburi region including Pattaya

• Phuket Bike Week – Mid-April


• Labour Day– May 1

• Coronation of H.M King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) May 4-6, 2019

• Rocket Festivals, Isaan – mid/late May. Different neighborhood occasions in zones of north-east Thailand with the most acclaimed being the ‘Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival’ at Yasothon

• Royal Plowing Ceremony, Bangkok – date more often than not falls in May

• Hua Hin Jazz Festival – generally held in May/June

• Chiang Mai Inthakin City Pillar Festival – date more often than not falls in May

• Ko Samui Yacht Regatta – held in May/June

• Visakha Bucha Day– date falls in May/June (May 18, 2019)


• HM Queen Suthida’s Birthday – June 3

• Phi Ta Khon Ghost Festival, Dan Sai, Loei – (generally held in June/July)


• Asahna Bucha Day– date more often than not falls in July/early-August (July 16, 2019)

• Khao Phansa – falls on the day after Asahna Bucha (July 17, 2019)

• Birthday of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) – July 28

• Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival – held during July and related with Asahna Bucha and Buddhist Lent

• Phuket Yachting Race Week – mid/late July


• Queen Dowager Sirikit’s Birthdaylikewise celebrated as Mother’s Day – August 12

• Por Tor Hungry Ghost Festival, Phuket – held August/September


• Thai National Flag Day – September 28


• HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day – October 13 (open occasion). Remembering the death of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX)

• Awk Phansa (marks the finish of Buddhist Lent) – for the most part in (October 13, 2019)

• Buffalo Racing Festival, Chonburi – held in October/November (likely date for 2019 is October 12-13)

• Chulalongkorn Day– October 23

• Grand Festival on Royal Barge Procession, Bangkok – October 24, 2019

• Naga Fireballs, Nong Khai

• Vegetarian Festival – for the most part happens in September/October. Celebrated at different areas in Thailand including Phuket, Trang, Krabi, Bangkok and Chiang Mai (Phuket Vegetarian Festival: September 28 to October 7, 2019 – dates to be affirmed.)


• Loy Krathong – date for the most part falls in November (Probable date for 2019 is November 11)

• Yi Peng Lantern Festival, Chiang Mai – held to correspond with Loy Krathong (Probable dates for 2019 are November 10-12. Not yet affirmed)

• Elephant Round-up Festival, Surin – third end of the week in November

• Monkey Banquet Festival, Lopburi – last Sunday in November


• King Bhumibol Birthday Commemoration Daythe day on which HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej was conceived is additionally celebrated as Father’s Day and National Day – December 5

• Constitution Day– December 10

• Concert in the Park, Bangkok

Outside show season starts in Bangkok. From January 2019 the new setting is at Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park (already at Lumphini Park). Free diversion politeness of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra. Shows on most Sundays from mid-December all the way to the finish of February.

• New Year’s Eve (open occasion in the event that it falls on a weekday) – December 31. New Year Countdown occasions held at different areas in Thailand including Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Pattaya

It is amazing to celebrate any festivals in Thailand. You can come here and enjoy each and every festivals.

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