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Thailand Festival & Events

The Thai people love to to celebrate. Two of the most poppular annual celebrations are "Songkran" the water festival and "Loy Krathong" when candle-lit offerings are floated in the rivers, canals lakes and the sea. These are just a couple of idea that lend themselves as thems for fun-filled parties. And there are lots more. Each region of Thailand has its own distinctive festivals that will appeal to any incentive group. Parties and events can also be created to project the theme of your incentive programme. The choice is endless. So is our ability to stage the grandest spectacular show.
 
Bo Sang Umbrella Fair & San Kamphaeng Handicrafts Festival
 

Bo Sang, near Chiang Mai has become renowned for its exquisitely painted paper umbrellas,which are sought after by visitors from all over the world. An annual fair, held on the main street, celebrates the traditional art of umbrella making and painting, as well as features contests, exhibitions, sales of handicrafts, and a Miss Bo Sang beauty pageant.

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King Narai Reign Fair, Lop Buri
 
Bo Sang, near Chiang Mai has become renowned for its exquisitely painted paper umbrellas,which are sought after by visitors from all over the world. An annual fair, held on the main street, celebrates the traditional art of umbrella making and painting, as well as features contests, exhibitions, sales of handicrafts, and a Miss Bo Sang beauty pageant.
 
Flower Festival Chiang Mai

The North is noted for its abundance of flowering plants, especially temperate zone species, which brust into full bloom towards the end of the cool season. Spectacular beatiful florals are the memorable feature of this 3-day festival in Chiang Mai also known as the "Rose of the North". There are floral displays, local handicrafts sales, and enchanting beauty pageants.

Chiang Mai Hotels and Resorts

 
Lampang's Annual Elephant Satok Fair, Thai Elephants Conservation Centre, Lampang

Every year, an Elephant Fair is conducted and the Centre organizes a khantoke, a northern style meal, as part of the festivities. The fair also feature a spectacular northern style procession as well as typical northern cultural shows and music.

Lampang Hotels and Resorts

 
ASEAN Barred Ground Dove Festival. Yala
Dove-lovers from all over Thailand, as well as from other neighbouring countries come to this southern city for this event. The major highlight is a dove-cooing competition involving more than 1400 participants.
 
Songkran Festival, Nationwide
The traditional Thai New year is an occasion for celebration
throughout the country. This occasion is marked with religious ceremonies as well as public festivities. Water throwing among the people in a spirit of fun and goodwill is the main activity of this festival.
 
Pattaya Festival, Pattaya

This seaside city enjoys the summer by holding an annual festival. food and floral floats, beauty pageants, stalls selling delicious cuisine, and a spectacular display of fireworks on the beach are some of the activities that attract those who want to partcipate in the fun.

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Poi sang Long, Mae Hong Son

One of Thailand's most naturally scenic areas, this province is home to a number of hill tribe groups. Poi Sang Long, the ordination of novices, is a religious ceremony of the Thai Yai. A spectacular colourful procession displaying the offerings for monks is paraded through the town.

Mae Hong Son Hotels and Resorts

 
Fruit Fairs, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat
The eastern provinces of Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat are known for their abundance

of tropical fruits.When the fruits are at the peak of luscious ripeness, a fair is held in which the locals sell fruits from the surrounding orchards togethre with other local products. Spectacular colourful floats decorated with fruit and flowers are paraded though the streets of these provincial capitals.

Chanthaburi Hotels and Resorts
Rayong Hotels and Resorts

 
Royal Ploughing Ceremony, Bangkok

An ancient Brahman ritual, conducted at Sanam Luang, in which farmers believes is able to forecast the abundance of the next rice crop. The event is a result of a series of ceremonies that are conducted by Phraya Raek Na, protrayed by a high-ranking official from the Ministry of Argriculture and Cooperative who wears colourful traditional costumes.

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Yasothon Bun Bangfai Rocket Festival, Yasothon
Traditionally, northeastern

villages have created and launched rockets of all kinds and sizes as a belief that this will ensure that the gods will send plenty of rain for the rice-planting season. As part of this two-day festival, there are beauty pageants and various forms of folk and cultural entertainment full of merriment.

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Phi Ta Khon Festival, Loei
With origins from a well-known Buddhist tale, the colourful and vibrant Phi Ta Khon procession feature young men who dress up as spirits to accompany a scared Buddha image and taunt villagers. Monks relate the tale of Lord Buddha's last great incarnation before attaining Enlightenment. Included are competitions of masked dances and processions. Everyone is welcome to participate.
 
Candle Festival, Ubon Ratchathani
Khao Phansa, or the Buddhist Lent,is the time

when all Buddhist monks must stay in their temples. In Ubon Ratchathani, a unique festival that highlights the talented skills of local artisans as well as display of religious devotion is held each year. Elaborately carved beeswax candles of various sizes and shapes are exhibited in high-spirited processions around the city before being presentation to local temples.

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Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday Celebration August 12,
To display their loyalty and to homour Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on the occasion of her royal birthday, the Thai people decorate their houses and public buildings. Around Bangkok, Ratchadamnoen Avenue, the area around the Grand Palace and other well-know locations are bedecked with coloures lights and magnificent adornments.
   
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Boat Races, Phichit, Phisanulok, Narathiwat
Boat racing has been a part of Thai culture for centuries, and regattas are held in various parts of the country. This annual event takes place on the various river throughout Thailand. The events feature boats competing against each other with great fervour and excitement of the cheers of the spectators.
 
Vegetarian Festival
These annual events are conducted by the locals of Chinese
descent who engage in a ten-day vegetarian diet. There are merit-making ceremonies at local Chinese temples as well as processions of ascetics performing extraordinary feats.
 
Chon Buri Buffalo Races
The water buffalo has always played a significant role in agriculture in Thailand, but in this yearly event, they can be seen in more unsual and entertaining ways than ploughing fields; namely, buffalo races and contests pitting buffalo against man.
 
Wax Cast & Boat Racing Festival, Sakon Nakhon
To celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent (Ok Phansa), people in the northeast (I-san) mould beswax into miniature Buddhist temple and shrines(wax castles) in order to gain merit, which will determine their future rebirth. These crafted models can be witnessed especially in Sakon Nakhon where there is an annual festival with a grand wax castls procession, competitive boat racing as well as traditional northeastern cultural performances among many other joyous activities.
 
Loi Krathong, Nationwide
The water buffalo has always played a significant role in agriculture in Thailand, but in this yearly event, they can be seen in more unsual and entertaining ways than ploughing fields; namely, buffalo races and contests pitting buffalo against man.
 
Loi Krathong, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai
It is belives that the Loi Krathong Festival orginated in Sukhothai, the first Thai capital. it is thereforce appropriate that this captivating event is held on the month amid the breathtaing ruins of the glorious ancient city. Activities include krathong floating a fireworks display, cultural performances and an amazing light and sound show.

In Chiang Mai there is an unusual ritual associated with the Loi krathong Festival. This is the launching of Lanna-style hot air balloons, which are considered by local art and cultural performances, various fun-filled competitions, and local products sales and exhibitions.

Chiang Mai Hotels and Resorts
Sukhothai Hotels and Resorts

 
Traditional Boat Races, Buri Ram, Nakhon Ratchasima and Nakhon Phanom

These annual festivals held for more than a century, the traditional longboat races draws thousands of visions from all over. These events are further enchanced by local art and cultural performances, various fun-filled competitions, and local products sales and exhibitions.

Nakhon Ratchasima Hotels and Resorts

 
Surin Elephant Round-Up Show, Surin
Inroduced in 1960, this internationally famouse yearly event attracts people from all over the world to Surin to see more than on hundred elephants participate in spectacular shows that include colourful processions, tug-of-war between elephants and men,demonstrations of log-pulling skills, and various other extraordinary feats set in a carnival atmosphere.
 
Rever Kwai Bridge Week Fair, Kanchanaburi

Each year in late November to early December, the world famouse River Kwai Bridge, which was built by allied prisoners-Bridge, which was War II, becomes the focal point of celebrations. Highlights include historical and archaeological exhibitions, a carnival, folk and cultural performance, rides on World War II vintage trains, and a spectacular light and sound persentation re-enacting the bridge's World War II history.

Kanchanaburi Hotels and Resorts

 
His Majesty The King's Birthday Celebrations, december 5
His Majesty King bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, is well beloves and deeply respected by all Thais old and young. The occasion of his royal birthday provides his loyal subjects the opportunity to express their reverence for him. All over the country. Buildings and homes are elaborately decorated and the area around the Grand Palace is spectacularly illuminated
 
Ayutthaya World Heritage Site Celebration Ayutthaya

Designated a UNESCO World heritage Site in 1991, Ayutthaya, an ancient Siamese capital, celebrates its glorious past with displays of traditional culture and lifestyles, numerous forms of entertainment, as well as spectacular light and sound presentations amid the ruins of this ancients city.

Ayutthaya Hotels and Resorts

 
The Phuket King's Cup Regatta, Phuket
Designated a UNESCO World heritage Site in 1991, Ayutthaya, an ancient Siamese capital, celebrates its glorious

past with displays of traditional culture and lifestyles, numerous forms of entertainment, as well as spectacular light and sound presentations amid the ruins of this ancients city.

Phuket Hotels and Resorts

 

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15 November - 15 December
All through June and between 15 November - 15 December, several department stores and shopping arcades nationwide will be participating in a massive sale that will see prices being slashed 10-80% on all goods ranging from handicrafts to brand-name product.

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