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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.

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.

Makha Bucha Day

Makha Bucha Day

When: 11 February 2017

Where: Throughout Thailand

An important Buddhist lunar festival and public holiday, observed nation-wide. During the full moon evening, Thai people join candle-lit processions around temples, to celebrate the time when the Lord Buddha gave a sermon to 1,250 enlightened devotees. Foreign visitors are welcome to participate.

Trang Underwater Wedding Festival

Trang Underwater Wedding Festival

When: 12 - 14 February 2017

Where: Kantang, Trang

Trang Underwater Wedding Festival is held on 14 February of each year. Every year hundreds of brides and grooms from many countries come to south Thailand for this unique event, with traditional Thai wedding ceremonies, lavish processions and beach parties, plus an underwater declaration of marriage vows at Koh Kradan.

The 20th Bay Regatta

The 20th Bay Regatta

When: 15 – 19 February 2017

Where: Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi

Join Thailand’s fun regatta with 4 days of great racing, fantastic parties and daily prize giving. More than 50 yachts with over 300 local and international crew members compete in this annual event. The event is in establishing a fun competition that showcases the true beauty of Thailand's three provinces of Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi.

Phra Phutthabat Phluang Homage-paying Fair

Phra Phutthabat Phluang Homage-paying Fair

When: 16 February - 7 April 2016

Where: Khao Khitchakut, Chanthaburi

This annual fair is held during the period of the Chinese New Year to Magha Puja Day (around February - April) on top of Khao Khitchakut, Makham District. The fair features an offering ceremony to guardian angels, gilding the Lord Buddha's footprint, and climbing up Khao Khitchakut. The tradition has been observed for generations out of a folk belief that climbers will gain high merit, in addition, to mental endurance from so doing. In the past, merit-makers had to walk on foot for a distance of some 15 Kilometres up the mountain.

Chiang Rai Flower Festival

Chiang Rai Flower Festival

When:  December 2016 -  February 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.

Dok Siew Blooming Festival

Dok Siew Blooming Festival

When: February 2017

Where: Phu Chi Fah, Chiang Rai

This wonderful flora exposition is held annually to display the charm of Chongko or Dok Siew flowers in bloom with fogs which can rarely be seen. Highlights of the event also include a wide range of spectacular art and cultural performances from northern tribe people as well as thrilling sport competitions. Be a part of this amazing event organised by Tourism Authority of Thailand.

King Narai Festival

King Narai Festival

When: February 2017

Where: Lopburi

The annual festival in Lopburi is named after King Narai, one of the great kings of Ayuthaya, who made Lopburi the second capital of Thailand about 350 years ago. The festival is held in his old palace, Phra Narai Ratchanivet Palace. The local people dress up in old costumes, displaying old crafts like fruit carving and weaving, demonstrating traditional sports with swords and sticks, selling traditional food and snacks and playing children's games and theatre. A good way to get to know the traditional ways of Thailand.