August 30, 2016

Festivals and Events

Holidays & major events in Thailand in 2016

 

1.1.2016 – * New Year

5. – 7.2. 2016 – Flower Festival in Chiang Mai

8. – 10.2.2016 – Chinese New Year – Year of the Monkey

22.2.2016 – * Makha Bucha Day

4.3. & 5.3. 2016 – International Balloon Festival in Chiang Mai

20. – 22.3. 2016 – International Music Festival in Pattaya

20.3.-11.4. 2016 – Poi Sang Long Festival (Wat Don Chedi) in Mae Hong Song

6.4. 2016 – * Chakri Memorial Day

13.-15.4. 2016 –  * Songkran Festival – Thai New Year

1.5.2016 – * Labour Day

5.5. 2016 – * Coronation Day – King’s Coronation

23.-31.5. 2016 – Durian Week in Chanthaburi

1.6. 2016 – * Visakha Bucha – the most important Buddhist Holiday

26.-28.6. 2016 – Phi Ta Khon / Ghost Festival in Dansai near Loei

30.7. 2016 – * Asanha Bucha (Asalha Puja) Day – Buddhist Lent Day

31.7. 2016 – * Wan Khao Phansa – Beginning of Buddhist Lent

12.8. 2016 – * Quinn Sirikit’s Birthday

13.-21.10. 2016 – Phuket Vegetarian Festival

23.10. 2016 – * Chulalongkorn Day – commemorates King Chulalongkorn (Rama V)

14.11. 2016 – Loy Krathong Festival – festival of lights

5.12. 2016 – * King’s Birthday

10.12. 2016 – * Thailand’s Constitution Day

25.12.2016 – Christmas

*National Holiday

 

 

Please note:

On Buddhist holidays in Thailand it is forbidden to sell alcohol. Tourists can get alcohol in the hotel’s restaurants and bars, but outside of the hotel alcohol is taboo. Similarly on election days in Thailand there is a general alcohol ban. This goes on for 24 hours before and 24 hours after the election and applies to the whole country.

 

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