Festivals in Thailand

Festivals in Thailand

Thailand is famously known for its gorgeous traditional festivals haloed with a mystical aura. All year round, Thailand is holding numerous festivals and welcomes everybody to join and participate with a festive spirit.

From the cheerful, highly watered Songkran or Thai New Year to the magical release of thousand of lantern in the sky of Chiang Mai, Thailand offers a great variety of festive events. One of them is even exclusively for the benefit of monkeys (Monkey Buffet Festival)!

Thai festivals are usually a great moment to learn about the rich culture and history of the land of smiles. Heritage and traditions take an important place in the daily life of Thai people.


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Songkran Festival 2015 logo

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Culture

Songkran or the Thailand Water Fight Festival celebrates the Thai new year by sprinkling water on the elders and paying respect to Buddha images

Yi Peng 2015 (Lantern Festival) logo

Culture Traditional

The floating lanterns Festival of Chiang Mai. A Buddist celebration concluding with the release in the sky of thousand of lighted lanterns.

Loi Krathong 2015 logo

Culture Traditional

Loi Krathong is the Thai Festival of Lights. Illuminated boats and thousand lotus-shaped receptacles with food, flowers, coins will be floating on the Bangkok river during the twelfth full moon of the year.

Monkey Buffet Festival 2015 logo

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Culture

One of the strangest festival in Thailand, a huge buffet of fruits and vegetables is set in front of temples for the benefit of the local monkey population.