CALENDAR OF EVENTS | ATTRACTIONS PER PROVINCE FESTIVALS & CEREMONIES
 

JANUARY

1th: Trut Farang, nationwide.
mid January: Elephant Festival, Chaiyaphum.
late January (to early March): Trut Jien, nationwide with the most impressive festivities taking place in Nakhon Sawan.
third week: International Film Festival, Bangkok.
late January: Don Chedi Memorial fair, Suphanburi.
late January: River of Kings Festival, Bangkok.
last week of January (to early February): Phrathat Phanom fair, Nakhon Phanom.

FEBRUARY

(last week of January to) early February: Phrathat Phanom fair, Nakhon Phanom.
mid February (to early March): Makha Bucha, nationwide.
first week: Flower Festival, Chiang Mai.
first week: Phra Nakhon Khiri Festival, Phetchaburi.
a week in (late January,) February (or early March): Trut Jien, nationwide but very popular in Nakhon Sawan.
late February (to early March): Chao Mae Lim Ko Niau Festival, Pattani.

MARCH

(mid February to) early March: Makha Bucha, nationwide.
(late February to) early March: Chao Mae Lim Ko Niau Festival, Pattani.
first week: Asean Barred Dove Tournament (fig.), Yala.
first week or second week: Phraphutthabaht Fair, Saraburi.
third week: International Jewelry Fair, Bangkok.
a week (late January to) early March: Trut Jien, nationwide but very popular in Nakhon Sawan.
full moon: Prasat Phanom Rung Festival, Buriram.

APRIL

early April: Poi Sang Long Festival, Mae Hong Son.
6th: Chakri Day, nationwide holiday with the some ceremonial festivities taking place in Bangkok.
13th to 15th: Songkraan Festival (fig.), nationwide.
19th: Pattaya Festival in Pattaya, Chonburi.
23th: Chao Mae Tomo Celebrations, Narathiwat.

MAY

full moon: Visakha Bucha, nationwide.
5th: Coronation Day, nationwide holiday with ceremonies at Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok.
2nd week: Rocket Festival (fig.), all over Isaan with the most impressive festivities taking place in Yasothon.

JUNE

mid June: Phi Tah Khohn Festival in Dahn Saai, Loei.
mid June: Fruit Festival, Chanthaburi.
usually on a Thursday during this (or following) month: teacher day or Wan Kru, in schools nationwide.

JULY

usually on a Thursday during this (or previous) month: teacher day or Wan Kru, in schools nationwide.
full moon: Asaanha Bucha Day, nationwide.
mid to late July: Khao Pansa Festival or start of the Buddhist Lent, nationwide with special festivities in Isaan and the Wax Candle Festival (fig.) of Ubon Ratchathani.

AUGUST

early August: Lamyai Festival, Lamphun.
12th: Wan Mae and the Queen's Birthday, with a memorial ceremony in Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok.

SEPTEMBER

early September: Ko Lae Boat Races and City Fair, Narathiwat.
early September: Krajood Sedge Day, Narathiwat.
early September: Longkong Day, Narathiwat.
early September: Ong Pathom Chedi Homage, Nakhon Pathom.
last week: Ko Lae (fig.) Boat Races and City Fair in Narathiwat.
late September (to early October): Vegetarian Festival or Thetsakaan Kin Jae, nationwide with the most impressive festivities being held in Phuket.

OCTOBER

(late September to) early October: Thetsakaan Kin Jae, nationwide with the most impressive festivities taking place in Phuket.
early October: Water Buffalo Races, Chonburi.
early October: Phra Chak Offerings Festival in Pattani as well as in Surat Thani where it is combined with the annual Boat Race Festival.
mid October to mid November: Kathin, a one month celebration following the end of the Buddhist Lent, called ouk pansa. Celebrated nationwide and in Nan longboat races (fig.) are held to mark the occassion, and in Mae Hong Son the Chong Para Festival takes place.
23th: Chulalongkorn Day, nationwide with special celebrations at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok.
full moon: phenomenon of Bangfai Phayanaag or the Naga Fireballs in Nong Khai.

NOVEMBER

full moon: Loi Krathong Festival, nationwide with the most impressive festivities being held in the North, especially in Sukhothai and Chiang Mai, where the festival is called Yi Peng.
first week (to early December): Bua Thong Flower Blooming Season (fig.), Mae Hong Son.
third week: Elephant Round-up (fig.), Surin.
late November (to early December): Week of the Bridge over the River Kwae (fig.), Kanchanburi.

DECEMBER

(first week of November to) early December: Bua Thong Flower Blooming Season (fig.), Mae Hong Son.
(late November to) early December: Week of the Bridge over the River Kwae (fig.), Kanchanburi.
4th: Trooping the Colour, Military Parade of the Royal Guards at the Roya Plaza in Bangkok.
5th: Father Day or Wan Pho and the King's Birthday or Wan Chaleum Phra Chonma Phansa, nationwide holiday with special festivities around Rattanakosin in Bangkok.
10th: Constitution Day, national holiday.