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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 2017 - 30 April 2018

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.

Tulip Festival

Tulip Festival

When: 17 December - 18 February 2018

Where: Play La Ploen Flora Park, Buriram

Tulips Festival starts with a beautiful blooming. Play La Ploen Buriram Flora Wonderful tropical shrub collected over an area of 100 hectares, including six glasshouses with flower arrangements are rare in the Northeast landscape art in Thailand.

Phra Phutthabat Phluang Homage-paying Fair

Phra Phutthabat Phluang Homage-paying Fair

When: 17 January - 17 March 2018

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.

Don Chedi Memorial and Red Cross Fair

Don Chedi Memorial and Red Cross Fair

When: 18 January – 1 February 2018

Where: Don Chedi District, Suphanburi

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.

Phrathat Phanom Fair

Phrathat Phanom Fair

When: 24 January – 1 February 2018

Where: Wat Phrathat Phanom, Nakhon Phanom

The festival takes place in February or early March. The fair starts in the morning with Buddhist ceremonies which brings Phra Uppakhup from the bank of Mekong River to Phrathat Phanom Temple. Then there are worship ceremony of the Phrathat Phanom Stupa, traditional dances for revering the Stupa, local product sales, local games and entertainment at day and night.

King Mengrai Annual Festival

King Mengrai Annual Festival

When: 26 January - 4 February 2018

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.

The 20th Bay Regatta

The Bay Regatta

When: 31 January - 4 February 2018

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.

Dok Fai Ban & Red Cross Fair

Dok Fai Ban & Red Cross Fair

When: 1 - 9 February 2018

Where: City Hall of Loei Loei

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.

Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Chiang Mai Flower Festival

When: 2 - 4 February 2018

Where: Suan Buak Hat Park Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Flower Festival to showcase its beautiful flowers and decorative plants which are in full bloom towards the end of the winter season in early February. Suan Buak Hat Park is transformed into an open-air exhibition centre where you can find a magnificent tapestry of floral splendor that blankets the land, agricultural exhibitions, and floral displays, contests, and sales. Orchid lovers should not miss the opportunity to see a variety of beautiful orchids grown by locals. The festival also features flower-decorated floats that parade around the city showing the vibrant colored flowers as well as dancers in traditional costumes.

Makha Bucha Day

The North Face 100 Thailand

When: 3 February 2018

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.

King Rama II Memorial Day Fair

King Rama II Memorial Day Fair

When: 3 – 4 February 2018

Where: King Rama II Memorial Park Samut Songkhram

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.

Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2018

Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2018

When: 4 February 2018

Where: Rajamangala Stadium Bangkok

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.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

When: 9 February 2018

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.

Samoeng Strawberry Festival

Samoeng Strawberry Festival

When: 9 - 11 February 2018

Where: Samoeng District Office Chiang Mai

The Samoeng Strawberry Festival is an annual event to showcase the potential and sources of strawberry production in Thailand. Strawberries, agriculture products and OTOP products will be on sale at the event. Various contests will be on show too including the highlight of the event, the Miss Strawberry Contest.

102th Anniversary Paknampho Chinese New Year 2018

102th Anniversary Paknampho Chinese New Year 2018

When: 9 - 20 February 2018

Where: The dam by the Origin of the Chao Phraya River Nakhon Sawan

The festival features parades of golden dragons, Engko–Phabu or the martial arts show of 108 heroes of Mount Liang, parades of Chinese music performances, traditional Hai La dances, lion dance shows on the main roads of municipality area. The parades of golden dragons of Nakhon Sawan are widely famous and well recognized by its beauty and the exciting performances.

King Narai Festival

King Narai Festival

When: 10 - 18 February 2018

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.

Trang Underwater Wedding Festival

Trang Underwater Wedding Festival

When: 12 - 14 February 2018

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.

Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bicycle

Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bicycle

When: 17 February 2018

Where: Mae Sot District, Tak

The Bike Race is held to strengthen the bond between Thai and Myanmar people and to promote tourism in the border area.

Ban Chiang Marathon 2018

Ban Chiang Marathon 2018

When: 18 February 2018

Where: Ban Chiang Mational Museum, Udon Thani

This competition are including Marathon 42.195 km, Half Marathon 21.1 km, Mini Marathon 10 km and Fun Run 4.2 km. Moreover there are the traditional foods and products around the event, traditional workshop & activities.

Phuket Chinese New Year Festival

Phuket Chinese New Year Festival

When: 21 - 23 February 2018

Where: Old Town Phuket, Phuket

There are many highlight activities during the festival including the cultural performance with colourful presentations of local culture, tradition and way of life on the tropical island paradise of Phuket. Moreover, visitors are treated to a rare performance of a Portuguese-style stage and invited to pay homage to the highly revered Goddess Kuan Yin and other Chinese deities and guardian spirits.

Krabi Naga Fest

Krabi Naga Fest

When: 23 - 25 February 2018

Where: Klong Muang Beach, Krabi

Enjoy the Jazz performances of the year performed by top singers and bands as well as delicious food and special shows from famous chefs.

Phrathat Nadun Homage Paying Festival

Phrathat Nadun Homage Paying Festival

When: 24 February - 4 March 2018

Where: Phrathat Nadun, Maha Sarakham

This fair takes place on the 15th waxing day of the 3rd lunar month (Makha Bucha Day) of every year. The fair ground is the area around Phrathat Nadun, Buddhist Bounds of the northeast and it lasts five days and five nights.

Hae Pha Khuen That Festival

Hae Pha Khuen That Festival

When: 25 February - 1 March 2018

Where: Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, Nakhon Si Thammarat

Hae Pha Khuen That Festival is celebrated at Phra Borom That Chedi. The pagoda is considered to be the representative of Lord Buddha and is believed by locals to possess unsurpassed might of righteousness as it contains holy relics. Every year Buddhists pay homage to the pagoda by organizing a procession bearing a religious cloth to wrap around the pagoda to bring good fortune and success. This festival is held twice a year during Makha Bucha Day (the 15th full-moon night of February) and Visakha Bucha Day (the 15th full-moon night of May).

Kalasin Pong Lang, Phrae Wa and Red Cross Fair

Kalasin Pong Lang, Phrae Wa and Red Cross Fair

When: 26 February – 7 March 2018

Where: In front of city hall, Kalasin

Kalasin Pong Lang, Phrae Wa and Red Cross Fair is held annually during in February - March in front of city hall, Mueang District. Featuring the Pong Lang Contest (Northeast ern Folk Music) and Phrae Wa silk exhibition. Enjoy cultural performances and local entertainment, and sales of a wide variety of merchandise at very reasonable prices.

Meritorious Garland Tradition

Meritorious Garland Tradition

When: 27 – 28 February 2018

Where: Mahachanachai City Hall, Yasothon

During the season for merit making and local festival of the Magapuja, worship for the full moon Day of te third lunar mnth in commemoration of the Great Assembly of Disciples, there was, believed to be the only one in the world, a spectacular traditon which has long been practiced by the villagers of Ban Fayart, mahachanachai district, Yasothon. And this merit making festival is called BOON HAE MALAI of the Meritorious Garland Tradition.

Being the devout Buddhists, all people in Ban Fayart would take exquisitedly decorated handmade garland flowers which were made from pop-paddy to worship to the Lord Buddha.

Later, local wisdom of the people of Ban Fayart has played a great role to the tradition. They apply the pop-paddy to decorate and beautify the garland, all are hand decorative garlands. There are various style of garlands according to the decorators. They also try to use cotton yarn, artificial plastic flowers, flowers made from crepe paper, and plastic beads to make them more attractive.