Destinations in Thailand:
Thailand Festivals and Events
Thailand is a festive kingdom. Each month there are numerous festivals being celebrated throughout the country. Here is a list of National holidays, events, and other Festivals.
Living Art Festival 2013 @Ratchaprasong
Type: Art Festival
Date: 27th Feb - 10th March 2013.
City/Area: Bangkok at Ratchaprasong area.
Website: Living Art Festival
The first time ever in Thailand the magnificent work of arts in 4 dimensional!!! Bangkok – Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA), with cooperation from Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)and Bangkok Mass Transit System Pcl. (BTSC), creates an artistic sensation through “Living Arts Festival 2013 @Ratchaprasong”, the first-ever 3 and 4 dimensional outdoor street art right at the heart of Bangkok.
(Living Art Festival at Rachaprasong area in Bangkok)
Featuring 20 pieces of work by world-class street artists including the United States, Mexico, The Netherlands, Italy and Thailand who show their creativity under the theme of “The Street of Arts The Street of FUN” on footpaths and skywalk in Ratchaprasong area which everyone can appreciate and have their unique poses for photos taking.
This event will be held from 27th February– 10th March 2013 with free of charge. Exclusively for 2nd-3rd March 2013, “Living Statues” show will be presented with entertaining shows of human statues including Charlie Chaplin, Van der Werff, Psyche and Dutch Peasants.
Santana: The Sentient Tour
Date: 6 March 2013
Time: Gate opens at 7.30 pm. Show starts at 8.30 pm
City/Area: Bangkok at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani
Latin-rock guitar legend Carlos Santana is returning to Bangkok to perform a concert at Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani on March 6, 2013, which will also feature special guest, veteran Thai rock band, Carabao.
Carlos Santana has been widely praised as one of the most unique guitarists in the world. For more than 40 years in the music industry, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. Santana has won 10 Grammy Awards, including a record-tying nine for a single project - 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”).
Songkran (Thai New Year)
Date: 12 – 15 April 2013
Songkran embodies traditional Thai cultural values. Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year, generally celebrated as a water festival.
(The Songkran or Thai New Year in Thailand)
To celebrate it mean you have to get wet all over and covered in a white powder. A crazy and fun way is at Khao San Rd. in Bangkok.
Thailand Labor Day
Date: 1 May 2013
International Labor Day is also celebrated as a national holiday, even though there isn’t much ado about it. Some businesses may be closed.
Date: 5 May 2013
Celebrates the day when the current king Rama IX was crowned in 1949.
Thailand Travel and Dive Expo 2013
Date: 16 - 19 May 2013
Opening Hours: 10.00 am - 8.00 pm
City/Area: Bangkok at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center
It is well known that the diving business in Thailand, grown significantly in the past several years.
With purpose and commitment to support the growing business of diving in Thailand and development of the country as well as a diving stop, an internationally known company, NCC Exhibition Organizer length remains committed to continuing to work. Business Expo dive in Thailand. Also known as the "Thailand Dive Expo" (TDEX) to achieve the objective of becoming a center of Asian submarine "The Real Diving Hub of Asia"
Purpose: To promote Thailand as a tourist center diving in Asia.
To promote and support tourism and dive industry.
To encourage sports, diving and water sports. More widely known.
To promote tourism. And various dive sites. Is known both in Thailand and overseas.
Equipment for diving. And water sports.
Agency to dive.
Hotels near diving.
Diving suit swimsuit.
Photography and Video.
Rent a boat to the dive boat, Live-aboard.
Rock climbing equipment, hiking and adventure sports.
Equipment for diving.
Organization / travel agencies.
Visakha Bucha / Vesak Day
Date: 4 June 2013
The holiest Buddhist holiday celebrates the birth, enlightenment and entry into nirvana of the Buddha.
H.M. The Queen’s Birthday
Date: 12 August 2013
Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday is a national holiday, also serving as the country’s Mothers’ Day as well.
Date: 17 November 2013
Loi Krathong Festival or the “Festival of Lights” is one of the two most recognized festivals and beautiful celebration in the country. Although this festival is celebrated nationwide, Loy Kratong is particularly delightful in the provinces of Sukhothai, Chiang Mai Ayutthaya and Bangkok. This event does not occur on the same date every year, it counts on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month.
(Loy Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai North of Thailand)
H.M. The King’s Birthday
Date: 5 December 2013
(King's Birthday Celebration Thailand)
His Majesty the King’s birthday is celebrated throughout the country.
Chinese New Year
Date: February 2014
City/Area: Yaowaraj China Town in Bangkok and Nakhon Sawan, Suphanburi Province (big celebrations)
If you are lucky to be in Bangkok during the Chinese New Year, the best place to celebrated together with the locals is, at Yaowaraj China Town in Bangkok. Some of the main events that takes place during the Chinese New Year 2013 Bangkok celebrations include: Dragon parades, Acrobatic dances and of course the Dazzling fireworks.
Yaowarat road will be closed from 6 p.m. on Saturday until 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The main activities will take place from Chinatown Gate to Chalermburi Intersection.
(Updated February 2013)