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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.
Paddling Boats And Hiking In Search Of Freshwater Jellyfish

Paddling Boats And Hiking In Search Of Freshwater Jellyfish

When: 1 March - 31 May 2017

Where: Khao Kho, Phetchabun

The highlight of festival is Freshwater jellyfish, which are only found in six places around the world, the renowned eco-tourist destination of Khao Ko National Park in Thailand. Visitors can enjoy either a rubber boat ride on the Khek stream from Bang Rachan Rapid 1 to Rapid 2 or a farming tractor ride from Ban Nong Mae Na Child Care Centre to Bang Rachan Rapid 1 and a rubber boat ride to Rapid 2. Near Rapid 1, they can see and feed fish in front of a monastery. At Rapid 2, they can see shellfish and butterflies and look for freshwater jellyfish.

Thao Suranari Memorial Fair

Thao Suranari Memorial Fair

When: 23 March - 3 April 2017

Where: Nakhon Ratchasima

One of the biggest fair in Nakhon Ratchasima is Thao Sranari Memorial Fair which is held every year to celebration to commemorate the victory of Thao Suranaree or Ya Mo, she was clever ruses helped fight off the armies of Lao King, Anouvong when he invaded Siam in 1826. In this year, the fair there are the ceremonial lighting of an opening flame, firework displays, a Ya Mo sports competition, beauty contests and singing competition, silk making and drawing competitions, cat shows and cultural performances, exhibitions and concerts from well-known artists.

Miracle of Phanom Rung

Miracle of Phanom Rung

When: 31 March - 2 April 2017

Where: Phanom Rung Historical Park, Buriram

There will be light and sound show of “miracle Phanom Rung”, retro market and OTOP products. You can watch the sunrise through 15 doors phenomenon at Phanom Rung historical park, Chalermphrakiat District, Buriram province.

Poi Sang Long Festival

Poi Sang Long Festival

When: 1 - 3 April 2017

Where: Mae Hong Son

This festival is an ordination ceremony according to ThaiYai’s beliefs. They believe that it will gain more the result of the merit than the ordinary ordination. The details of the festival are as following

(1) The first day is called “Sang Long receiving day”. The hostess will bring the boys to the tonsure ceremony in the morning but not shave the eyebrows. After that they will get Sang Long dress. Then the boys will be called “Sang Long” which the hostess will lead them to various temples and their relative’s house in order to receive the percepts.

(2) The second day is called “Krua Lu parade day”. There will be Sang Long parade with offering given as alms from WatMuay along the roads. There will be many people joining the parade. Sang Long boy will be carried on someone’s neck who is called “mentor” or” Ta Pae sang Long”. There will be golden umbrella or “Ti Kam” in Myanmar style to protect the sunlight

(3) The third day is called “Kam Sang” which is the ordination day. Sang Long will parade to the temple. At every temple in Mae Hong Son

Lampang Trains and Horse Carriages Historical Memorial Day

Lampang Trains and Horse Carriages Historical Memorial Day

When: 1 - 5 April 2017

Where: Lampang

The 17th of Lampang Trains and Horse Carriages Historical Memorial Day, in the event there are metro markets (Kard Hmua), shopping OTOP products, the exhibition of trains, horse carriages, Nakhon Lampang, and government organization in Lampang. Moreover, the cowboys and cowgirls costume competition show, sight seeing the downtown by the horse carriage or by Lamp – Tech small train. Enjoy the food festival, travel service by Amara Kao Lang Sa Tok Kum with light and sound.

Pad Rew’s Food and Fruit Festival

Pad Rew’s Food and Fruit Festival

When: 1 - 10 April 2017

Where: Ratchabhat Rachanakarin University, Chacheongsao

There will be famous and good quality of Pad Rew such as the sale of agricultural products, processed agricultural products, exhibition about exporting mangos and mango contest.There will be also Nam Hom coconut, eggs, processed agricultural products, sticky rice with coconut milk contest, fighting fish contest, Som Tum mango contest by housewife communities. The thing you shouldn’t miss is the agricultural product booths and famous thing from Pad Rew city.

Takuapa Seafood Festival 2016

Takuapa Seafood Festival 2017

When: 1 - 30 April 2017

Where: Phang Nga

This is 3rd of Takuapa Seafood Festival held annually at Bangsak Beach, Takuapa District, Phang Nga. The aim of the festival is to promote tourism, product from local fisherman and OTOP product of Phang Nga. In the event tourist can enjoy eating buffet seafood only 99 baht, cooking challenge from chef of top hotel and amazing live music all day.

Koh Chang’s Food and Fruit Festival

Koh Chang’s Food and Fruit Festival

When: 1 April - 31 May 2017

Where: Koh Chang, Trat

In the festival you can find agricultural products, OTOP products, products from the sea and performances on the stage etc. at the front of Koh Chang Government Office. There is the low cost sale of fruits directly from gardeners, fruit contest, processed fruits and the best seeds of Koh Chang Durian bid, as well.

Hat Siao Elephant Ordination Ceremony (Buat Chang)

Hat Siao Elephant Ordination Ceremony (Buat Chang)

When: 7 - 8 April 2017

Where: Wat Hat Siao, Si Satchanalai District, Sukhothai

A traditional ceremony of the Thai Phuan, citizens of Ban Hat Siao, Si Satchanalai Elephant Back Ordination Procession or Buat Chang is held annually during 7–8 April at Ban Hat Siao, Amphoe Si Satchanalai. The 7th is the crux of the event, when a procession takes place. On the 8th features a spectacular procession of ordination candidates in colourful costumes on the backs of some 20-30 decorated elephants. The ordination ceremony includes head shaving, bathing, and dressing up candidates, as well as, elephants. The procession is held around the village and the Si Satchanalai District Office.

Tomo Chinese Goddess Festival

Tomo Chinese Goddess Festival

When: 12 - 21 April 2017

Where: Sungai-Kolok, Narathiwat

The festival is held annually during late April. In this event included the images of the goddesses and god are ceremonially paraded around town. Lion dances are performed, along with other celebratory activities.

Songkran Festival

Songkran Festival

When: 13 - 15 April 2017

Where: Throughout Thailand

Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year celebrated on 13 to 15 of April, 13th being the Thai New Year, 14th being the nation’s Family Day, and 15th being National Elderly Day. This festival is the time for family reunions at which family members get together and make merit at the temple and gently pour water mixed with Thai fragrance, called “Nam Op Thai” over the Buddha images. The Nam Op Thai is also used to pour over the hands of the elders when asking them for their blessing. The Songkran Festival would not be complete without the water throwing sessions. Most of the activities during Songkran Festival involve water, as the underlying significance of this festival is the process of cleansing and purifying one’s self before starting the New Year.

Tham Erawan Festival

Tham Erawan Festival

When: 13 - 15 April 2017

Where: Nong Bua Lamphu

Tham Erawan Festival is held annually in April. Buddhist will climb up the mountain and pay homage to the Buddha image in Erawan cave. In the event, there are agricultural products selling, OTOP products and beauty contests.

Nang Yai Wat Khanon Festival

Nang Yai Wat Khanon Festival

When: 14 April 2017

Where: WatKanon Thai Shadow Theatre Museum, Ratchaburi

The theme of event will be in retro. There will be Thai – Mon food and art booths, weekend art market from independent artists, Khon performance from Fine Arts alumni, the Chatri marionette show, Hooloo Ligae, human puppet, Nung Talung (Shadow puppet), the artwork booths from Department of the Ten Crafts and performance from students at the front courtyard of WatKanon Thai Shadow Theatre Museum, Soi Fah Sub-district, Ratchaburi province.

Phuket Bike Week

Phuket Bike Week

When: 14 - 16, 22 April 2017

Where: Patong Beach, Phuket Town, Phuket

Phuket Bike Week will be held in Patong Beach during April 11 – 14, and at the Sapan Hin main stage in Phuket town on April 18 – 19. It aims to put Phuket at the forefront of Asian and international communities of big bikers and promote Phuket tourism. Coincided with Songkran festival, the event will showcase traditional aspect of Thai culture where tourists and bikers take part in water festival during April 13 – 15.

Bangsaen Songkran Festival (Wan Lai)

Bangsaen Songkran Festival (Wan Lai)

When: 16 - 17 April 2017

Where: Bangaen Beach, Chonburi

Bangsaen Songkran Festival (Wan Lai) was performed continously by the Saensuk Villagers. Originally it was called the Wan Lai Merit Festival meaning that all the villagers of each village gather together to make merit during the Songkran festival or the Thai New Year.

Hua Hin of Yesteryear Festival

Hua Hin of Yesteryear Festival

When: 28 April - 7 May 2017

Where: Hua Hin Queen’s Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan

Hua Hin of Yesteryear Festival held annually at Hua Hin Queen’s Park. The aim of festival to promote tourism and local culture and also to commemorate the auspicious occasion of the Royal Wedding Anniversary of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen on 28th April. The event will encompass a wide range of activities such as contemporary music performances, light and sound shows, Thai silk fashion show, Miss Hua Hin Contest, cultural shows and folk plays.

Pattaya Mountain Bike Challenge

Pattaya Mountain Bike Challenge

When: 30 April 2017

Where: Pratamnak Hill, Pattaya

Pattaya Bicycle Association invited you to visit and join the annual mountain bike racer for Pattaya City (8th Pattaya Mountain Bike Challenge 2016). The aim of the challenge is to promote tourism and to get the young generation to take an interest in exercise by riding mountain bikes around the countryside. Participants compete by age and gender categories. Contestants will be split into 18 brackets with a 4 km. track. Entrance fee is 300 baht (free entry for under 15 years of age) which includes free drinking water and lunch.