Thailand Festivals

For those who love to join in Thailand festivals, you can come to visit Thailand at any time of the year because there are countless lively festivals and events happening both nationwide and provinces. These may be lunar new-year festival, Buddhists festivals or spirit festivals with the date varies each year. Below are some of the well-known special events and Thai festivals for you to choose.

Asarnha Bucha

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Asarnha Bucha, also known as Dhamma Day, is celebrated in the full moon day of the eighth lunar month in Buddhist lunar calendar. The festival commemorates the first sermon of Buddha taking place in Deer Park in Benares. Asarnha Bucha is considered the public holiday in Thailand.

Chakri Day

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Chakri Day is celebrated as a national day in Thailand. It is held in April 6 to commemorate the contribution of the kings of Chakri dynasty, who have been ruling Thailand since 1782. The day is an occasion for the faithful Thai people to pay their respect and reverence to the mighty kings.

Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year is celebrated worldwide to mark the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year and celebrations can last for about 15 days. Chinese New Year is an occasion in which people pray to the gods, pay their respects to their ancestors. It is also the time for family gathering and enjoying one of the most exciting festi

Chulalongkorn Day

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"Chulalongkorn Day" or "Wan Piyamaharaj Day" is the National day in Thailand to commemorate the passing away of King Chulalongkorn or King Rama V. It annually celebrated in 23rd October to honor the beloved king and his contribution to Thailand in reforming education system, military affairs, State Railway and slave abolition without bloodshed.

King's Birthday

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Considered one of the most important days in Thailand, the 5 December is celebrated to honor the birthday of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great - the ninth monarch of Chakri Dynasty and the longest-reigning monarch in the history of Thailand.

Loy Krathong

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Loy Krathong is a traditional ceremony in Thailand dating from a long time ago. It is the most colorful festival held around the middle of 11th and the middle of 12th lunar month. It is when the tide level is highest and the moon is brightest, making rivers clear and beautifully scenic for lantern floating.

Makha Bucha

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Makha Bucha is one of the most important religious dates in Buddhist calendar. Makha refers to the third lunar month in Thai language and Bucha means "to venerate" or "to honor". As such, Makha Bucha is celebrated to honor Buddha and his teachings on the full moon night of the third lunar month.

Phi Ta Khon Festival

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Phi Ta Khon, sometimes known as Ghost Festival, is the biggest attraction in Dan Sai, Loei Province of northern Thailand. The events last for three days and although varying from year to year but it usually fall in between March and July.

Queen's Birthday

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Her Majesty the Queen's birthday is an important day for Thai people. It celebrates the birthday of their beloved Queen and as it is chosen to be National Mother's Day in Thailand. The festival is an occasion for Thais to show their respect to their Queen and express their love and thanks to their mothers.

Songkran

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Songkran Festival is one of the most striking national festivals in Thailand, which is usually celebrated from 13 to 15 April. This is an occasion for family reunions, temple visits and house cleaning. During the festival, many traditional and entertaining activities take place to wish people good luck and enjoy one of the most colorful festive times of the year.

Ubon Ratchathani Candles Festival

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Ubon Ratchathani candles festival is the traditional well-known festival and the largest religious ceremony held in Ubon Ratchathani, Isan, Thailand around the days of Asarnha Bucha and Wan Kao Phansa. The festival is celebrated to mark the beginning of rainy season retreat for Buddhist monks

Visakha Bucha

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Along with Makha Bucha, Viakha Bucha is one of the most important religious festivals in Buddhist calendar, falling usually on the full moon day of the sixth lunar month. It becomes the public holiday in many Mekong countries such as Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand.

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