& Events in Thailand
its ethnic and cultural diversity, Thailand has a kaleidoscope
of festivals up and down the country to attract the traveler.
Take part in one of these festivals to get a real appreciation
of Thai culture.
people celebrate at the drop of a hat, so there are several
reasons and various occasions to hold festivities throughout
the year. Festivals in Thailand can be roughly categorized
into religious, social, regional and official royal ceremonies.
ceremonies are normally performed on important Buddhist
holy days. These include Makhabuja Day, Visakhabuja Day, Asarnhabuja
Day, Khao Phansa and Ok Phansa. The ceremonies, celebrated
by most Thai Buddhists nationwide, are officially proclaimed
as national holidays as well.
most important social ceremonies, which help unite people
at the national level, include Songkran
and Loy Kratong.
Both festivals are celebrated among the majority of Thai people
and are even recognized worldwide. They are traditional Thai
festivals, which have been carried out since ancient times.
Anyone can join in the fun of these very special national
events are celebrated only among certain groups of people
in particular regions. The uniqueness of these festivals has
given them a reputation at the national level, and some are
even promoted internationally.
most distinguished festivals include the Rocket
Festival in Yasothon (in May), Poi
Sang Long Festival in Mae Hong Son (in April), Phi
Ta Khon Festival in Loei (in June), Vegetarian
Festival in Phuket (in October), and Candle
Festival in Ubon Ratchathani (in July).
regional festivals reflect the deep-rooted culture of the
people in that region. Many have become annual fairs, which,
each year, attract large numbers of tourists.
government organizes official or royal ceremonies. Notable
among these are the Royal
Ploughing Ceremony, HM
the King's Birthday, HM
the Queen's Birthday, Coronation Day and Constitution
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