Thailand Festivals & Events

There are numerous festivals and events throughout Thailand and we’ve compiled a list of everything from the largest national and government holidays to smaller regional and religious festivals.  There is always something going on in Thailand that is worth a look.

The dates of some of the festivals are based off the solar or lunar calendars and can move between months some years.

January

  • New Year’s Day (Nationwide)
  • Pattaya International Bed Race
  • Pattaya Windsurfing Championship  Jan 19 – 21 2018
  • Bo Sang Umbrella (Chiang Mai)

February

  • Chinese New Year  Feb 16
  • Burapa Pattaya Bike Week   Feb 9 – 10
  • Chinese Lunar New Year
  • Honda LPGA Thailand   Feb 22 – 25, 2018 (Pattaya)

March

  • Makha Bucha Day  Mar 01, 2018
  • National Elephant Day
  • National Muay Thai Day
  • Pattaya International Music Festival
  • Miss International Queen

April

Songkran, Water being poured on Buddha statue

Songkran Festival

May

  • Labour Day – May 1
  • Royal Ploughing Ceremony (Bangkok)
  • Ko Samui Yacht Regatta
  • Visakha Bucha Day – May 29

June

  • Phi Ta Khon Ghost Festival (Loei)

July

  • Asanha Bucha    july 27
  • Khao Phansa Day –  Buddhist Lent
  • Candle Festival (Ubon Ratchathani)
  • H.M. The King’s Birthday – Rama X  – Jul 28

August

  • Miss Tiffany’s Universe
  • HM Queen Sirikit’s Birthday & Mother’s Day
  • Por Tor Hungry Ghost Festival (Phuket)

September

  • Pattaya Marathon

October

  • Chonburi Buffalo Races  (Pattaya / Chonburi)
  • Chulalongkorn Day
  • Awk Phansa – End of Buddhist Lent
  • Vegetarian Festival – Celebrated around Thailand, Phuket festival is well known.

November

  • Loy Krathong Festival
  • Yi Peng Lantern Festival
  • LBVB Tournament (Pattaya)
  • Pattaya International Fireworks Festival
  • Elephant Round-up Festival (Surin)

December

  • Wonderfruit Music Festival (Pattaya)
  • Maya Music Festival (Pattaya)
  • Jet Ski King’s Cup – World Cup (Pattaya)
  • H.M. The King’s Birthday & Father’s Day
  • Constitution Day
  • New Year’s Eve

See Also >>Pattaya Festivals and Events

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