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Thailand hotels and travel - festivals and events

Festivals & Events ••
Thailand festivals













January :
Bo Sang umbrellaBo Sang Umbrella Fair & San Kamphaeng Handicrafts Fair January 19- 21 Bo Sang village,San Kamphaeng District near Chiang Mai has become renowned for its exquisitely painted paper umbrellas, which are sought after by visitors from all over the world. An annual fair, held on the main street, celebrates the traditional art of umbrella making and painting, as well as features contests, exhibitions, sales of handicrafts, and a Miss Bo Sang beauty pageant. Come and see this festival for yourself. Advance reservations are necessary.

February :
Phra Nakhon Khiri Fair February 6- 14 Phra Nakhon Khiri and around area, Phetchaburi Phra Nakhon Khiri (City on the Mount), a hill on which are located several religious structures and a nineteenth-century palace, overlooks the city of Phetchaburi, some two hours drive southwest of Bangkok. A light & sound presentation celebrating local history is one of the attractions of the popular fair.

March :
floating market Sweet Grape Week Fair March 23-31 Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi. This area known for its famous floating market comes alive with a fair featuring some typical and unusual activities, These include a Thai cooking competition, a "sea-boxing" competition, boating competitions, as well as local product sales.

April :
Songkran festival Songkran Festival April 12-15 Nationwide The traditional Thai New Year is an occasion for celebration throughout the country. This occasion is marked with religious ceremonies as well as public festivities. Water throwing among the people in a spirit of fun and goodwill is the main activity of this festival. Throughout the city, Chiang Mai
To really enjoy Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year, to its fullest, one should travel to Chiang Mai where there is a variety of religious and fun-related activities conducted along with parades and a Miss Songkran beauty competition.

May :
Royal Ploughing ceremony Royal Ploughing Ceremony May 16 Sanam Luang, BangkokAn ancient Brahman ritual, conducted at Sanam Luang, in which farmers believe is able to forecast the abundance of the next rice crop. The event is a result of a series of ceremonies that are conducted by Phraya Raek Na, portrayed by a high-ranking official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives who wears colourful traditional costumes. This ceremony was re-introduced in 1960 by H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej and is considered the official commencement of the rice-growing season.

June :
Phi Ta Khon Festival June 23-24 Amphoe Dan Sai, Loei With origins from a well-known Buddhist tale, the colourful and vibrant Phi Ta Khon procession features young men who dress up as spirits to accompany a scared Buddha image and taunt villagers. Monks relate the tale of Lord Buddha's last great incarnation before attaining Enlightenment. Included are competitions of masked dances and processions. Everyone is welcome to participate.




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