7 Thai Festivals Full of Color and Spectacle ...


7 Thai Festivals Full of Color and Spectacle ...
7 Thai Festivals Full of Color and Spectacle ...

No matter what time of year you venture to Thailand, there are so many Thai festivals throughout the calendar, your visit is bound to coincide with a fabulous event. Thai festivals are colorful, fascinating and sometimes bizarre, but always huge fun.

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Vegetarian Festival – 23 September - 3 October 2014

Vegetarian Festival – 23 September - 3 October 2014 To demonstrate that Thai festivals are for every occasion is the Vegetarian Festival. However, it is not the vegetables and vegetarianism which people flock to see; it is the mutilation which people perform on themselves which has become synonymous with the festival. People pierce their flesh using random objects, in order to show their devotion to God. A stunning spectacle, if somewhat gruesome at times.


Phaya Nak/Naga Fireballs Festival – 12 Oct 2014

Phaya Nak/Naga Fireballs Festival – 12 Oct 2014 All festivals in Thailand are beautiful, but few get more beautiful than the Phaya Nak festivals. Fireballs adorn the midnight sky, with food stalls and boat races down the river to coincide with the national holiday.


Monkey Buffet Festival – 25 Nov 2014

Monkey Buffet Festival – 25 Nov 2014 Originally created to promote tourism to some of the lesser-known regions of Thailand, the Monkey Buffet Festival is one of my favorites. More than four tons of fruit and vegetables are given to the monkeys to feast on, as the locals show their appreciation for their local wildlife and the tourism which the monkeys bring to the area.


Bo Sang Umbrella Festival – 18-20 January

Bo Sang Umbrella Festival – 18-20 January If you have ever traveled to Thailand, you will know that it doesn’t just rain – it pours. There’s some glorious weather, but when it rains it really does rain hard. Local umbrella vendors celebrate their crafts in the San Kamphaeng, Chiang Mai region, painting wooden umbrellas with vibrant designs which bring in celebrities every year.


Phi Ta Khon Festival – March/July

Phi Ta Khon Festival – March/July Otherwise known as the Ghost Mask Festival, the Phi Ta Khon Festival sees masks of all colors descend on the Dan Sai town, located in Loei, for four days every year. As with all festivals located in Thailand, color is important, as is the Buddhist religion and culture which surrounds it. The town of Dan Sai is fairly remote, even for Thailand, so foreign visitors aren’t commonplace. However, if you find yourself within easy access, definitely check out the wonderful colors and decorations.


The Phi Ta Khon Festival, also known as the Ghost Mask Festival, is a traditional event held in the Dan Sai town of Thailand. It takes place annually for four days between March and July, and is a celebration of the Buddhist religion and culture. The festival is known for its vibrant and colorful masks, which are worn by locals as they parade through the streets. The town of Dan Sai is located in the Loei province, which is known for its beautiful natural scenery and remote location. The festival attracts both locals and tourists, making it a unique and lively experience for all.

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Songkran – 13-15 April & July

Songkran – 13-15 April & July The Songkran festival is the Thai celebration of the New Year. Children flock onto the streets of Bangkok with water guns, shooting everyone they see. Luckily the New Year in Thailand coincides with some of the hottest months of the summer, so a welcome spray of water from a local child might be exactly what you need. Grab your own gun, put on some lightweight clothes and have fun with the locals!


Prapheni Bun Bang Fai/Rocket Festival – May/June Every Year

Prapheni Bun Bang Fai/Rocket Festival – May/June Every Year Every boy’s childhood dream is to make a rocket and blast it off in front of all of your friends. That is essentially what this Thai festival is based around. People from across the country bring their homemade rockets for the judges to rate based on the appearance/design of the rocket, the distance it manages to travel over the Thai countryside, as well as the trail of smoke/vapor which it leaves in the rocket’s wake. Locally-produced alcohol is also drunk, making the spectacle even more interesting!

There are festivals in Thailand for all tastes. They add spectacle and color to what is already an amazing trip to an incredible country. Have you been to any Thai festivals?

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You also missed one of the most important festival out which is Loi Kraythong.. Which is thanking the water spirits

Poor elephant belongs in the wild and not to be painted on for some festival .

If you don't understand someone's culture or appreciate it. Elephant are sacred animals in Thailand, they fought along aside of Kings to help defend the country. They are smart and playful, they also love water.

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