Festivals

Celebrate the Buddhist Lent in Thailand

July 7, 2017

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Celebrate the Buddhist Lent in Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting tourists and locals to observe the colourful festival of Khao Phansa Day, marking the start of Buddhist Lent, which this year is being celebrated on 9 July, in unique Thai local ways nationwide. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor said, “Khao Phansa Day is one of the most beautiful of Thailand’s festivals and sees Thais celebrating the official start of the rainy season and an important Buddhist holiday. But they do so...

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8 Places to Watch Candle Festival Parades in Thailand

June 29, 2017

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8 Places to Watch Candle Festival Parades in Thailand

One of the biggest and most beautiful festivals in Thailand is the Candle Procession which marks the start of the Buddhist Lent. In Thai this is called Khao Phansa which is the day after the full moon in July.  Traditionally during this period, Thai Buddhists take part in parades to their local temples where they offer basic essentials and candles to the monks. The following are eight of the biggest such parades in Thailand. 7-9 July 2017: Nakhon Ratchasima...

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Fun activities to welcome the rainy season throughout July 2017

June 29, 2017

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Fun activities to welcome the rainy season throughout July 2017

The activities in July start with something to please the coffee lovers with the Kaeng Song Coffee Sipping and Khek River Rafting Festival to be held on 1st July – 31st October, 2017, at the Khek River next to the Highway No. 12 Phitsanulok – Lomsak (45-53Km Marker) from Ban Sapphraiwan to Kaeng Song Waterfall, Wangthong District, Phitsanulok Province. This is followed by candle parades around Thailand. Tradition of Khorat candle parade will be held on 7th – 10th...

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Dok Krachiao Blooming Festival 2017

June 16, 2017

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Dok Krachiao Blooming Festival 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting local and international tourists to enjoy one of Thailand’s most amazing natural sights, the famous Dok Krachiao – or Siam Tulips – in Bloom in the Pa Hin Ngam and Sai Tong National Parks. The event is celebrated in a fun Dok Krachiao Blooming Festival 2017, which takes place from 1 June to 30 September. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor said, “There are few more delightful sights in Thailand’s Green Season...

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Thai Festivals and Events during June and July 2017

June 7, 2017

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Thai Festivals and Events during June and July 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have put together more than 20 tourist activities throughout June and July in order to create a flow of Thailand festival experiences by grouping traditions and activities into 4 forms to please the tourists: 1. Food & Music Festival 2. Cultural & Art Festival 3. Creative Event & Festival 4. Recreation & Spot Event. The events start from 1st June. Flower lovers would enjoy visiting the Festival of Beautiful Siam Tulip to be held on 1st June – 31st August, 2017, at Pa Hin...

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Brutal Ordination Parade on 2 May 2017

April 29, 2017

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Brutal Ordination Parade on 2 May 2017

Being ordained as a Buddhist Monk is something that nearly all Thai men do at some point in their lives and the age-old ordination ceremony is always very special. But how it is carried out can differ greatly in different parts of the country. The ordination ceremony in the village of Ban Non Salao in the Northeastern province of Chaiyaphum sees the Naga, or Nak, (which is the word used for a young man just before he is ordained),...

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Phi Ta Khon Festival 24-26 June 2017

April 28, 2017

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Phi Ta Khon Festival 24-26 June 2017

Every year, Dan Sai district in Loei province in the Northeast of Thailand stages a colorful event known as Bun Luang or ‘Bun Pawat’ and the famous Phi Ta Khon Festival. This is a unique celebration of the province and the colourful processions and masked villagers ensure that every year, a large number of visitors come to the little village to enjoy the fun. This year, the event will take place from 24-26 June 2017. The most recognised feature of...

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International Balloon Festival in Hat Yai from 5-7 May 2017

April 26, 2017

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International Balloon Festival in Hat Yai from 5-7 May 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Hat Yai City Municipality are gearing up for the third International Balloon Festival which will take place from 5-7 May 2017. Visitors will be able to see 15 fancy balloons from 13 countries, including Germany, Turkey and South Korea as well as various entertainment performances throughout the three day festival. Director of the TTAT’s Hat Yai Office, Panu Woramit said the event was expected to draw more than 100,000 people and generate...

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Koh Pha Ngan Colour Moon Festival

April 24, 2017

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Koh Pha Ngan Colour Moon Festival

Koh Pha Ngan Colour Moon Festival is set to take place from 23-27 April, 2017 to showcase some of the Unique Local Thai Experiences to be discovered on the island and to celebrate Ko Phangan’s famous coconuts. The five-day festival is being organised by the public and private sector and will be held at the HMS Phangan Memorial Museum near the island’s Thong Sala Pier. The aims of the Koh Pha Ngan Colour Moon Festival 2017 are to boost awareness of the rich...

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13th Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony in Ayutthaya on Friday 17 March

March 15, 2017

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13th Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony in Ayutthaya on Friday 17 March

The annual Wai Kru Muay Thai ceremony has become a firm fixture on the calendars of Muay Thai fans all over the world. It takes place on 17th March 2017 in Ayutthaya Historical Park. The Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony enables boxers to pay respects to their masters, and to pay homage to Nai Khanom Tom at his statue in Ayutthaya. Nai Khanom Tom was the legendary Muay Thai folk hero who was the most famous Muay Thai warrior...

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