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Festivals in Thailand
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The date and time of the following festivals in some provinces may be changed as a result of the weather or the postponement by the organising host of the events. Please check the date and time again before travelling. Tourism Authority of Thailand provides tourist information centre at call centre 1672 or 0 2250 5500.
Wang Nam Keaw Flora Fantasia

Flora Park Festival

When: 1 November 2016 - 28 February 2017

Where: Wang Nam Keaw District, Nakhon Ratchasima

The festival will showcase more than 100,000 flowers of over 20 different species, on a 360 degree angle viewpoint with the spectacular vertical garden. Over 5,000 English roses of 400 species will be arranged beautifully across the landscape. Event will be held on an area of over 50 rai at Khao Phaeng Ma, Wang Nam Keaw district, Nakhon Ratchasima province.

Lop Buri Sunflower Blooming Festival

Lop Buri Sunflower Blooming Festival

When: 1 November 2016 - 31 January 2017

Where: Lopburi

The festival is open around November till December in every year because it is the period when the sunflowers are in full bloom. The festival highlights include photography, scenic, train / bicycle in the sunflower field, the distribution of OTOP products, such as tours of soldiers living in the wild for recreational boating, tires, etc.

Phu Rua Poinsettia Festival

Phu Rua Poinsettia Festival

When: 1 November 2016 - 31 January 2017

Where: Phu Ruea District, Loei

This is largest producer of Christmas trees or poinsettia in Loei province, on the area nearly 100,000 poinsettia trees are grown over 5-rai in Phu Rua, giving the provincial authorities a good reason to organise the Christmas tree festival or Phu Rua Poinsettia Festival. Visitors can enjoy to taking a picture of beautiful red leaves of Christmas trees and at night, also enjoy beautiful lanterns lightened up to celebrate the Christmas event.

Sing Buri Fish-Eating and Red Cross Fair

Sing Buri Fish-Eating and Red Cross Fair

When: 23 December 2016 - 1 January 2017

Where: Singburi

Being close to many natural water ways, Sing Buri is well known for abundant fish particularly the Mae La catfish. The province is also where the Khrua Hua Pa recipe originated. The fair features some of Song Buris best culinary creation, usually held in late December each year.

Chiang Rai Flower Festival

Chiang Rai Flower Festival

When: 24 December 2016 - 31 January 2017

Where: Tung and Khom Park, Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai Flower Festival has flower exhibition, the Miss Thinn Thai Ngarm competition, agricultural exhibition and music shows. In additional there are the contest decorative plants and flower and local products fair.

Phitsanulok Food Festival

Phitsanulok Food Festival and New Year’s 2017 Countdown

When: 25 December 2016 - 1 January 2017

Where: Suan Chom Nan Park, Phitsanulok

Enjoy buying and tasting varieties of food and shopping at the Phitsanulok and having fun with the countdown activity with an amazing firework display. Moreover, the event features other local foods from as many as 100 popular restaurants from nearby provinces, as well as OTOP products being sold at the venue.

Sakura Blossom Festival at Doi Mae Salong

Sakura Blossom Festival at Doi Mae Salong

When: 28 December 2016 - 2 January 2017

Where: Doi Mae Salong, Chiang Rai

Enjoy drinking with tea from Doi Mae Salong and enjoy watching Nang Phaya Sua Krong is the same as Sakura Blossoming extend through Doi Maesalong and along on the side road.

Taksin Maharachanuson Fair and Red Cross Fair

Taksin Maharachanuson Fair and Red Cross Fair

When: 28 December 2016 – 3 January 2017

Where: Tak

This fair is celebrates the coronation anniversary of Taksin in 1767. King Taksin the Great who returned independence to the Thai nation had his background closely tied with Tak; he was both the deputy and later the governor of the province. The event included cultural parade to commemorate King Taksin’s liberation of the kingdom and light, sound and multimedia show to pay honor to King Taksin.

Count Down @ Central world Bangkok

Count Down @ Central World Bangkok

When: 31 December 2016 - 1 January 2017

Where: Central World, Bangkok

Central World, Ratchaprasong Road, Bangkok, The biggest and most famous countdown festival in Bangkok happens at Central World. The participants can experience spectacular light and sound shows and live on-stage performances by popular local artists in front of Central World Square. Also, they can enjoy the beer garden, lucky draws and countdown with other countries around the world on large-screen projections.

Cross Year Prayer for New Year

Cross Year Prayer for New Year

When: 31 December 2016 - 1 January 2017

Where: Participated temples in Bangkok

Let's sending away the old year in Thai style and welcome the new year in Buddhist way with praying and maditation together with listening to sermon. And you can join the clap the Gong for welcoming the New Year in Bangkok. There are more than 50 temples participate the activity such as Wat Thep Lila from Bang Kapi district, Wat Phra Sri Mahathat from Bang Khean district, Wat Sraket Ratcha Woramahawihan from Pom Prab Satru Pai district, Wat Rachatiwat Ratcha Worawihan from Dusit district, at Phra Chetupol Wimol Mangkalaram Ratcha Woramahawihan from Phra Nakhon district, Wat Mahathat Yuwaratcharangsarit from Phra Nakhon district, Wat Tri Mitre Wittayaram Worawihan from Samphanthawong district and Wat Yannawa from Sathon district etc.

Hat Yai Night Paradise Countdown

Hat Yai Night Paradise Countdown

When: 31 December 2016 – 1 January 2017

Where: Songkhla

There are many shows on the stage from various artists and celebrities including countdown party to the next year and parade around the city. Also, the local goods and food are offered to the tourists.

Pattaya New Year Countdown Celebrations

Pattaya New Year Countdown Celebrations

When: 31 December 2016 - 1 January 2017

Where: Bali Hai Pier, Pattaya

Pattaya Countdown is taken place at Bali Hai Pier with the longest New Years celebrations in Thailand. The long festivities will begin on Christmas day with Christmas tree decorating followed by fireworks over the bay. There are a fair all week long with merchants selling delicious foods from all regions of Thailand as well as souvenirs and craft which is set up all along beach road. There are also many concerts from famous Thai artists and celebrities.

Count Down 2015

Thailand Countdown 2016

When: 31 December 2016 - 1 January 2017

Where: Throughout Thailand

Help ring in the New Year and have a great time with traditional Thai activities by making New Year wishes in Bangkok or elsewhere throughout the kingdom with a roster full of entertainment and activities; such as, cultural performances, laser shows, and fireworks - free!! Then on 1 January, the Thai people will make merit at the temple, which is a tradition of requesting for a prosperous year ahead.

Watching the First Sun Rise in Siam

Watching the First Sun Rise in Siam

When: 31 December 2016 - 1 January 2017

Where: Pha Chana Dai, Ubon Ratchathani

Send off the sun into the sky and welcome the New Year before anyone else in the country, agro and ecotourism, cruise along the Mekong River, countdown, local folk and cavemen’s lifestyle performances, making merit to welcome the New Year.

Blossom flowers at Mo Hin Khao

Blossom flowers at Mo Hin Khao

When: December 2016 - January 2017

Where: Mo Hin Khao, Mueang District, Chaiyaphum

The event features mini-marathon activity, mountain bike race, riding horse to visit the rock park, planting a tree in honor for H.M.the King, drawing and photographing, concert, New Year party and offering color sticky rice to monks in the morning.

Phuket International Boat Show

Phuket International Boat Show

When: 5 - 8 January 2017

Where: Royal Phuket Marina, Phuket

A large range of exhibitors participate in the show making it an impressive showcase of luxury yachts, equipment and accessories, marine services and luxury brands. Participating in the Phuket International Boat Show is the best opportunity to gain access to the fast growing yachting and cruising industry in South East Asia and beyond. If new to the region the show offers a perfect platform to access a unique group comprising high net worth individuals from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, as well as China, Hong Kong and India. Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong in particular have a very large demographic of expatriate home owners and residents. Companies seeking local representation will find all of the main regional players exhibiting at the show.

Phor Khun Ramkhamhaeng’s Day Festival

Phor Khun Ramkhamhaeng’s Day Festival

When: 17 January 2017

Where: Throughout Thailand

Phor Khun Ramkhamhaeng’s Day Festival, annually held on January. It honors of the Great King of Sukhothai Kingdom. People will visit to the Monument of Phor Khun Ramkamhaeng the Great for praising Phor Khun Ramkhamhaeng. People will make merit and present food to a Buddhist priest. At the night, there are merry making and many shows that all people can enjoy. There are fireworks too.

King Mengrai Annual Festival

King Mengrai Annual Festival

When: 26 January - 4 February 2017

Where: Provincial Stadium, Chiang Rai

The King Mengrai Annual Festival is held on Early-February at the provincial stadium in Chiang Rai's Muang district. It features a variety of products for sale including many local handicrafts. Other entertainment on offer includes beauty contests and various games for everyone to enjoy.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

When: 28 January 2017

Where: Throughout Thailand

Chinese New Year is celebrated in many parts of Thailand where there are Chinese communities. This festival always takes place on the first day of the first lunar month so it changes every year according to the Western Calendar.

Khon Kaen International Marathon

Khon Kaen International Marathon

When: 29 January 2017

Where: Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen

The 14th Khon Kaen International Marathon is open to everyone from professionals to fun runners under a range of race and age categories. It will feature a 42.195 km (26 mile) full marathon for participants of 18 years or above, a 21.1 km (13.1 mile) half marathon for participants of 16 years or above, an 11.55 km (7.17 mile) mini marathon for participants of 12 years or above, and a 4.5 km (2.79 mile) fun run.

Bor Sang Umbrella Festival

Bor Sang Umbrella Festival

When: January 2017

Where: Bor Sang Village, Chiang Mai

This annual event celebrates Bor Sang village’s reputation as the community that creates Thailand’s most famous umbrellas made from Saa paper. During the three-day festival, streets are illuminated by lanterns, while hundreds of umbrellas are hung from the rafters and beams of houses and shops. Bands play, while villagers compete to design the year’s most attractive umbrella. Concerts, a food festival and beauty contest all compete for the attention of the audience, a mix of both tourists and residents, who gather to celebrate Bor Sang’s innovative handicraft skills.

Chiang Mai Jazz & Music in the City

Chiang Mai Jazz & Music in the City

When: January 2017

Where: Nim City Daily, Chiang Mai

Chiangmai Jazz & Music in the city is held annually at the Nim City Daily, on January, each day from 6 pm to midnight. Entry is free, you will enjoy with Ben Chalatit, New Jiew, SL Music, Delritmo and Hugjazz, Wan Thanakrit, Pop Pongkool, Rasmee and Gap The Voice.

The North Face 100 Thailand

The North Face 100 Thailand

When: January 2017

Where: Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima

The North Face 100 Thailand is part of eight Asia - Pacific countries challenging runners to the 100km ultra distance. The competition offers a distance for everyone including; 100km solo, 100km duo which is run in pairs, 50km each, 50km solo, 25km run, and a 10km run.