Songkran Festival, Nationwide เทศกาลสงกรานต์
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.
Poi Sang Long, Maehongson Province. เทศกาลปอยส่างลอง จังหวัดแม่ฮ่องสอน
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.
Fruits Fairs, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat Province
เทศกาลผลไม้และของดีประจำจังหวัด ระยอง จันทบุรี และตราด
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 together with other local products. Spectacular colorful floats decorated with fruit and flowers are paraded though the streets of these provincial capitals.
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, portrayed by a high-ranking official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative who wears colorful traditional costumes.
Yasothon Bun Bangfai Rocket Festival, Yasothon Province
เทศกาล บุญบั้งไฟ จังหวัด ยโสธร
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.
Phi Ta Khon Festival, Loei Province เทศกาลผีตาโขน จังหวัดเลย
With origins from a well-known Buddhist tale, the colorful 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.