Saturday, 26 July 2014

Thailand interesting yearly events

Thailand interesting yearly events

This is a list of regular events in Thailand that I find interesting (festivals, holidays, book related events, free movies, flowers in blossom) or that affect your life if you are in Thailand (Chinese and Thai New Year). This is a selection to suit my interests. I missed some of these due to ignorance, now I can consult my list what’s upcoming and check dates on the internet. Check links below to find something to your tastes.

January
Bangkok International Film Festival (free movies in embassies and cultural institutes)
Surat Thani Khao Sok National Park Rafflesia (Jan-Mar)
Thailand Children’s Day (2nd Sat of Jan) some palaces and ministries e.g. Government House are open to public only on that day 
Tourism Festival in Lumpini park 13.-17.01.2016

February 
Chiang Mai flower festival first weekend of Feb
Bangkok Klong Toey Port Logos Hope Book shop on a ship (24.02.-11.03.2013, 08.02.-02.03.2014, but Oct 2014 - Mar 2015 in Singapore)
Chanthaburi Khao Khitchakut National Park Buddha footprint on mountain (Feb-Mar)
South-East Asia Chinese New Year

March
Bangkok Queen Sirikit Center Book Fair (29.03.-08.04.2013, 28.03.-07.04.2014, 29.03.-10.04.2016)
Art of Salt in Phetchaburi 11.-13.03.2016 (yearly, dates vary)
http://www.thaifestivalblogs.com/art-of-salt-festival/

April
16+17 Chonburi Bang Saen Sand Castle Festival
Thailand Songkran Thai New Year
28 Tamnak Plai Noen ตำหนักปลายเนิน open to public (Rama 4 road, Klong Toey)

May
Bangkok Surawong Neilson Hays Library book sale (24+25.05.2014) (Missed this due to ignorance.)
Chanthaburi (May-Jun) Fruit Festivals
Yasothon Rocket Festival

June
Chayaphum Dok Krachiao Blossom Festival (Jun–Aug)
Loei Phi Ta Khon Ghost Mask Festival
Butterfly festival in Bang Si Da National Park in Srakaeow

July
Ubon Ratchathani and elsewhere Candle Festival

September
Bueng Khan and elsewhere Long Boat Racing Festival

October
Bangkok Queen Sirikit Center Book Expo (16-27.10.2013, 15-26.10.2014)
colorful jellyfish in Trat province mid Oct to end Nov
http://www.painaidii.com/diary/diary-detail/001302/lang/th/ (Thai, first article among other subjects)
Nong Khai Naga Fireball Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Uthai Thani Tak Bat Devo at Khao Sakae Krang at Wat Sangkat Rattana Khiri (End of Buddhist Lent)
http://www.tatnews.org/thailand-celebrate-end-buddhist-lent-2014-nationwide/

November
Bangkok Neilson Hays Library book sale (16+17.11.2013)
Lopburi Monkey Buffet (last Sun of Nov)
Lopburi-Saraburi Sunflower Festival (Nov-Feb)
Surin Elephant Round-Up (third weekend of Nov)
Thailand Loy Krathong (first full moon of Nov)
River Kwai Bridge Week 25 Nov - 4 Dec 2016 Kanchanaburi 

December
Bangkok Rama 9 park flower festival 1-10 Dec 2016
Bangkok Lumpini park street art festival 12.-14.12.2014
Bangkok (Dec–Jan) Free movies in embassies and cultural institutes every week
Udon Thani Sea of red lotus (Dec-Mar)
Jim Thompson Farm in Korat, open 10.12.2015-10.01.2016 
Christmas Star Parade 23 - 25 Dec 2016 Sakhon Nakhon 


Some websites I used to compile this list:

http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Events-and-Festivals (list of upcoming events for 2 or 3 months with current year’s dates)

Copyright 2014 ChristianPFC

2 comments:

  1. Christian: Thank you for posting this.

    In Bangkok, I use this for local movie screenings, film festivals, etc:
    http://bangkokcinemas.blogspot.com/

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  2. but no scala on that link :(

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