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Thailand Festivals

1 January - New Years Day
Thailand Festivals New Years Day Thais give thanks and praise in big and visible ways and the many colourful festivals used for this purpose are exiting events to participate in. Thousands of tourists plan their visit around the dates of the festivals and celebrationss. To greet the New Year, a range of uniquely Thai traditional and cultural festivities are held in various parts of the country. It starts with the Buddhist merit-making ritual and is followed by afternoon and evening merry-making and folk entertainment.
8 January - Children's Day
Thailand Festivals Children's Day

Thais adore children and consider them the most important part of their society and future strength of the nation.

16 January - Teachers Day
Thailand Festivals Teachers Day

This is the day children have the opportunity to show teachers what a big role they play in their development. Teachesr are seen as a guiding light in children's lives and children are taught to appreciate and respect them express their gratitude.

9 February - Chinese New Years Day
Thailand Festivals Chinese New Years Day Hotels get fully booked all over Thailand during this time of year with tourists flocking from China and the west alike to experience the Chinese New Year festival in Thailand. The sounds of firecrackers can be heard exploding all over the place, dragon dancers entertain with their outragegous costumes and China Town in Bangkok is a bee hive of activity. This exiting and eventful period which lasts three days is based on the Chinese style lunar calendar and takes place at the beginning of spring
23 February - Magha Bucha Day
Thailand Festivals Magha Bucha Day This religious Buddhist day reflects on the occasion when 1,250 of Lord Buddha's adherents spontaneously congregated to hear him give a sermon. Merit making ceremonies are held during the day at temples throughout the country.
13 - 15 April - Songkran (Thai New Year)
Thailand Festivals Songkran (Thai New Year) From Chinese new year to Thai new year, the fun just never stops. It is no wonder Thais are such happy and content people. This festive season usually starts around mid April and lasts for 3 days. The Thai new year which is also known as the water festival (Songkran) sees everyone out on the street, on the back of pick-up trucks and even on the roofs of houses throwing each other with water. 
1 May - National Labour Day
Thailand Festivals National Labour Day National Labour Day recognizes the important role of Thai labour workers and honors their contribution to the country's development.
5 May - Coronation Day
Thailand Festivals Coronation Day

This public holiday on the 6th May commemorate the coronation of the ruling king, His Majesty King Bhumibol, the world's longets reining monarch.

22 May - Visakha
Thailand Festivals Visakha This is the holiest of all Buddhist religious days, marking the birth, enlightenment, and death of Lord Buddha.
16 November - Loy Krathong
Thailand Festivals Loy Krathong

The first full moon night of November is "Loy Krathong Day". This is probably the most beautiful and touching celebrations or festivals on the Thai calender. Loy is "to float" and Krathong is a "leaf cup" usually made of banana leaf. The leaf cup is used to hold something. Loy Krathong is, therefore, the floating of lights in a leaf cup. Loy Krathong marks the end of the rainy season. It is the time of rejoicing for the weather is fair after the rains and the floating of kratongs symbolizes appreciation of the gits from nature. To see all these candles float at night and the air filled with hundreds of lights is simply amazing.

5 December - The King's Birthday (Fathers Day)
Thailand Festivals The King's Birthday (Fathers Day)

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great was born on December 5, 1927. His Majesty is the ninth King of the Chakri Dynasty and the longest reigning monarch in the history of Thailand and currently the world's longest reigning monarch.

His Majesty the King is well recognized as the heart and soul of the Thai nation, loved and respected.

10 December - Constitution Day
Thailand Festivals Constitution Day

This day marks the Constitution Day which is held annually to commemorate the advent of the regime of Constitutional Monarchy in Thailand.


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