Festivals in Thailand
Thailand tourism is promoted through the celebration of traditional festivals of the country. The travelers try to take part in the major festivals of Thailand. The official website of Tourism Authority of Thailand offers detailed information on the Thai festivals.
Valentine Day is celebrated in Thailand in a very unique fashion. 14th February, Valentine’s Day is a traditional Thai holiday. On this very day Underwater Wedding Ceremony is organized in the southern zone of Thailand, Trang province. Couples love to get married underwater on 14th February.
Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated in Bangkok’s Chinatown.
Kite flying festival is an old Thai sport which is usually celebrated in the month of March. Kite flying competition in Thailand is an interesting festival which is known to attract huge number of tourists every year. Another such interesting festival is Rocket festival which is celebrated in the second weekend in the month of May. It is fun to see such colorful competition where one competes with another and the one who can make the most beautiful and biggest rocket is rewarded.
Thai people participate in Songkran festival from 13th to 15th April which involves a traditional celebration of the end of dry season. Water fights are organized at the major tourist places during this festival. Chiang Mai is the best place to celebrate this party.
In June, you have Phee Ta Khon which is like Halloween where two adult men dress up to scare people. Interestingly a Vegetarian festival is organized in Phuket from late October to early phase of November. This festival continues for nine days and is celebrated throughout Thailand.
Thus, you have the scope to celebrate a whole lot of festivals once you are in Thailand.