Phuket Vegetarian Festival

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The town of Phuket in southern Thailand annually hosts the world's largest and longest running vegetarian festival. The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held over a nine day period in late September/early October. The Vegetarian Festival celebrates the Chinese community's belief that abstaining from eating meat and consuming various other stimulants during the month they will obtain good health and peace of mind.   Ceremonies held during the … [Read more...]

Updated: May 26, 2013 by admin

Songkran Water Festival

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Songkran Festival or also known as the Thailand Water Festival, is the most important festival for Thai people. Celebrated as the traditional Thai New Year, Thai people sprinkle water on the elders in a show of respect and pay respect to Buddha images. Today much more enthusiasm is shown during the annual event which turns the streets into a full blown water fight.   When is the Songkran Festival? The annual Songkran Festival was previously worked out based … [Read more...]

Updated: February 4, 2013 by admin

Loy Krathong Festival

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Loy Krathong is a colorful festival held every year on the full moon of the twelfth month in the Thai Lunar Calendar and is celebrated all over Thailand. This Thai festival features beautifully illuminated lanterns, which are either carried, displayed in houses and temples, or even launched into the sky. Lights are also set adrift on waterways.  In 2013,  Loy Krathong  will be celebrated on Sunday, 17 November. History of Loy Krathong The Loy Krathong Festival was … [Read more...]

Updated: February 4, 2013 by admin

Chiang Mai Flower Festival

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During the fragrant Chiang Mai Flower Festival, sculptures of temples, animals and even scenes from the Ramayana (the Hindu stories of the Gods) are made from flowers and paraded through the streets of Chiang Mai. It's a real treat to watch, since more than 3000 species of orchid are in bloom and many of these are on display. Look out for the Damask Rose, a special variety found in Chiang Mai, as well as yellow and white chrysanthemums. Apart from the parades … [Read more...]

Updated: September 10, 2011 by admin

Bo Sang Umbrella Festival, Chiang Mai 21-23 Jan 2011

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The Bo Sang Umbrella Village in Chiang Mai is located nine kilometers east of Chiang Mai on the Chiang Mai - Sankampaeng Road.  The village was once a part of the ancient Lanna Kingdom and has a unique charm and character of its own, which can be noticed in its treasure trove of beautiful temples and fertile rice fields. The people of Bo Sang celebrate their traditional craft and skills with the annual Umbrella Festival. It features contests, exhibitions, a Miss Bo … [Read more...]

Updated: September 8, 2011 by admin

Chiang Mai Festivals & Events

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Bo Sang Umbrella Festival - January Bo Sang Handicraft Centre just out of Chiang Mai is renowned for its exquisitely hand-painted parasols made from mulberry paper and silk. The dainty parasols are decorated with beautiful floral motifs painted in dazzling colours. The designs are very distinctive and are instantly recognizable. Every year in January during the Bo Sang Umbrella Festival, brightly decorated craft shops and stores line both sides of the 'high street' … [Read more...]

Updated: June 2, 2011 by admin

Phuket Festivals and Events

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Phuket Chinese New Year - February Phuket has a large Chinese population, so Chinese New Year is always a fun time. Most of the action takes place in Phuket City and its Chinese temples and shrines, where you can expect to see street Lion dances, parades and shows. Chinese New Year is also a great time to sample some delicious Chinese food.   Phuket Blues Festival (26-27 Feb 2010) www.phuketbluesfestival.com The festival is a charity event with funds donated … [Read more...]

Updated: September 20, 2011 by admin