This festival is held in the village of Bo Sang where hundreds
of pretty local girls hold umbrellas in a very colorful parade
and beauty pageant.
Wood Carving Fair.
The Wood Carving festival is held during the last weekend
The colorful Chiang Mai Flower Festival is held each year
over the first weekend of the month of February.
Makha Bucha Festival.
This Buddhist festival is held in all temples in the province
during the full moon of the third lunar month.
Tin Chock Festival.
This small cultural festival is held in the first or second
week of February.
The word 'Songkran' originates from the Sanskrit meaning 'beginning
of the solar year'. The holiday-loving Thais therefore get
to celebrate New Year three times each year: the Western New
Year on January 1, the Chinese New Year in February and the
Thai New Year in April.
Festival. Buddhist festival held in all temples in the
This famous Thai festival, peculiar to Chiang Mai, is held
for six full days from the waning of the moon during the sixth
Pu Sae-Ya Sae Festival. Animist festival held on the 14th
day of the waxing moon in the 7th lunar month.
Muang Festival. This ancient Tai-Indic festival is held
to prolong life of the city.
These well-known rainmaking festivals are held all over the
north and north east of Thailand. The main ones in Chiang
Mai are held at Wat Pa Tung and Wat Phra Non during the sixth
or seventh lunar months.
Khao Pansa Festival. Held during the full moon and the
first day of the waning moon in the eighth lunar month.
A Buddhist festival held at most temples throughout the north.
Tak Bat Devorohama
Festival. This festival celebrates the return of the lord
Buddha to earth from heaven.
Ok Pansa Festval.
Held on the first day of the waning moon in the 11th lunar
month is the Buddhist Festival of Ok Pansa.
Buddhist festival held at many temples until the full moon
of the 12th lunar month.
Festival. Undoubtedly the biggest and most colorful festival
of the year in Thailand is Loy Kratong or Yi Peng, as it is
known in Chiang Mai and the north.
Cultural festival held in the middle of the month.
This cultural flower based festival is held on the weekend
closest to the 5th of December each year.
Winter Fair Festival.
The festival is held from 30th December until 8th January
in Chiang Mai, with a similar festival held in the province
Annual Festival. King Mengrai Annual Festival features
a variety of products for sale including many local handicrafts.
Friendship Festival. It features a variety of entertainment
with performances from the four different nations of the Mekong
region as well as having a feast of international food on
Flowers Blooming Fair. This beautiful colorful festival
is held at the end of January at Doi Mae Salong, Mae Fah Luang.
Flowers Blooming Fair. The fair features several hilltribe
performances and various sports events.
Friendship Festival. The festival features lively hilltribe
performances and a special 'Khantoke' dinner.
and Flowers Blooming Fair. Held every year in early February,
the unusual but colorful Strawberry and Flower Fair takes
place in the village of Mae Sai.
Saen Songkran Festival and Boat Racing. The nationwide
Songkran festival is best celebrated at the village of Chiang
Thai Heritage Fair. This cultural festival features colorful
performances and a local music show.
and Festival. The colorful festival features several beauty
contests as well as the event's famous 'Lychee Procession'.
Buek' Catfish Breeding and Conservation Fair. The annual
event is a great opportunity to learn all about the various
catfish that can be found in Mekong River.
Loy Kratong Festival.
This well known nationwide festival is held in Chiang Rai
from 22nd to 23rd November.
Sunflowers Blooming Fair. The festival features delightful
hilltribe performances and local produce sold at bargain prices.
Chiang Rai Food
Fair. Good foods are sold at cheap prices and Lanna cultural
performances and demonstrations of fruit carving and Thai
desserts can be observed and enjoyed.
Poi Sang Long
Festival. During the school break between late March to
early April, the Tai Yai ethnic group in Mae Hong Son province
hold a special religious ceremony called 'Poi Sang Long'.
Chong Pa Ra Procession
(End of the rainy season retreat). "Chong
Pa Ra" is a model castle used in this festival to show respect
to the Lord Buddha upon his arrival to earth.
Festival. Mae Hong Son's Loi Krathong is called Yi Peng,
and has a distinct Tai Yai atmosphere.
Blossom Fair at Doi Mae U-Kho. The Bua Thong Fair is by
far the highlight attraction of Mae Hong Son. Starting in
November, the sunflowers blossom and carpet the surrounding
countryside for miles in each direction.
Satchanalai Ordination Celebration. This ceremony features
a procession of young men in colorful costumes on the backs
of elephants, on their way to a temple to be ordained as monks.
and Candle Festival. This celebration taken place in the
famous historical park, and offers some striking views of
the old city and ruins.
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