1th Jun - 31th August
Dok Krachiao Blossom Festival
Dok Krachiao, also known as Siam Tulip, are in bloom between June and August each year, covering the fields of Chaiyaphum province in a beautiful purple hue. Visitors flock to the national parks to admire the wonderful flowers and the city organizes various forms of entertainment.
15 Juni 2018
Phi Ta Khon
The Phi Ta Khon festival is related to a Buddhist tradition known as ‘Bun Luang’ or 'Boon Prawat'. People gather at temples to make merit and listen to the monks recite the thirteen sermons of Buddha. There is also a parade and local dance performances, where people wear elaborate masks carved from coconut-tree trunks, as well as a market of local handicrafts.
27 Juli 2018
Asahna Bucha Day
This day is the anniversary of Buddha's first sermon on the Four Noble Truths and also marks the beginning of Buddhist Lent, a three-month period when monks retreat into their monasteries to escape the monsoon rains and study the Buddhist teachings. It is a time of making merit and candlelight processions are held at temples throughout the country.
28 Juli 2018
His Majesty The King Maha Vajiralongkorn's Birthday
This day commemorates the birthday of the reigning King of Thailand, King Vajiralongkorn, also known as Rama X, who ascended to the throne in 2016 following the death of his father.
The beginning of Buddhist Lent marks a time when monks retreat to their temples for three months, dedicating their time to study, meditation and prayer. Small candles are presented to the monks along with other basic essentials to use during their confinement. In Ubon Ratchathani, a competition is held to showcase the country's finest and most elaborately carved candles.
12 August 2018
His Majesty the Queen's Birthday
This day marks the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the mother of His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn. Queen Sirikit is regarded as the mother of Thai people, and therefore this day is also known as Mother's Day in Thailand.
Ang Thong International Drums Festival
Ang Thong is a province located approximately 110 kilometers north of Bangkok, along the majestic Chao Phraya River. The villages in this province are famous for drum-making and their traditional craft is celebrated during this annual festival. The festivities include a procession, light-and-sound presentations, international drum and cultural performances, a long drum band competition and various other cultural activities.
This annual festival in Suphan Buri includes an interesting procession of the city pillar deities and a variety of Sino-Thai cultural performances. During this festival, people make merit by offering food and basic necessities to the poor.
Long Boat Racing Festival
Traditional long boat races are held on the Nan River in Phitsanulok, a province known for its natural rivers, mountains, and forests. The long boat races are an ancient tradition that date back to the Ayutthaya period, a few hundred years ago. Crowds of spectators gather along the river to witness the beautifully decorated vessels race towards the finish line.
13 Oktober 2018
King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day
This day marks the anniversary of the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, father of the reigning King of Thailand. As Thailand's longest-reigning monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej served his people for 70 years from 1946 to 2016 and left behind a legacy of social and economic development.
Yi Peng Lantern Festival
23 Oktober 2018
Rap Bua Festival
The Rap Bua Festival, or 'Lotus Recieving Festival' is a long-standing tradition of the people of Bang Phli. People gather along the banks of the Samrong canal and throw lotus flowers onto a ceremonial boat as it passes by. This is done to honor the Buddha image that sits on the boat, and also to have a chance to have a wish come true. Visitors to the festival witness the unique local custom and also enjoy live traditional performances and local food.
Phuket, Trang, Krabi, Bangkok and Chiang Mai
1 November - 10 December 2018
Bua Tong Blossom Festival
Mae Hong Son
On the full moon of the 12th month of the Thai lunar calendar, people gather at lakes and rivers to float a 'kratong', lanterns made of flowers and candles. It is believed that the custom originated as a way to honor the spirit of water. This festival coincides with the Yi Peng festival, another popular event that takes place in the northern city of Chiang Mai. There, people release paper lanterns into the sky and make a secret wish.
23-24 November 2018
Yi Peng Lantern Festival
Third weekend in November
Elephant Round-Up Festival
24 November 2018
Lopburi is located about 150 kilometers north of Bangkok and is famous for its large population of monkeys - long-tailed macaques. On the last weekend of November, the locals prepare a wild banquet for the monkeys and visitors can witness an amazing sight as the monkeys feast on the smorgasbord of seasonal fruits, sticky rice and local sweets.
10 Dezember 2018
This day commemorates the day when Thailand (then known as Siam) became a constitutional monarchy. King Prajadhipok, or Rama VII, was stripped of his powers during a bloodless coup. Although the monarchy has limited influence over the running of the country, the people still hold the royal family in the highest regard.
31 Dezember 2018
New Year's Eve