Yi Peng Lantern Festival
Yi Peng – The Lantern FestivalWHENLike many events in the Thai calendar, the precise date of Yi Peng Lantern Festival depends on the moon. It is always held in conjunction with the full moon of the twelfth lunar month, which usually falls in early-to-mid November.In 2016 Yi Peng Lantern Festival began on Monday 14th November, and in 2017 it's...

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong
Loy KrathongWHENThe date on which Loy Krathong takes place varies every year depending on the moon. It falls on the evening of the 12th lunar month, which is usually in early-to-mid November.In 2016 it was on Monday 14th November. In 2017 it's scheduled for Saturday November 4th, and it's already penciled in for Friday November 23rd in 2018.WHATSongkran (Thai...
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian FestivalWHENThe Phuket Vegetarian Festival varies in terms of its dates from year to year, as it's based on the Chinese lunar calendar. It takes place in the ninth lunar month, which usually falls in October.In 2016 it ran from October 1st – 9th, and in 2017 it's scheduled for October 20th – 28th.WHATThe Phuket Vegetarian Festival begins...
Lotus Throwing Festival
Lotus Throwing FestivalWHENThe Lotus Throwing Festival takes place across three days, starting on the 14th day of the waxing moon in the 11th lunar month. This usually falls in October.In 2016 it took place from October 15th – 17th. Start checking around on the internet closer to the time for 2017's dates.WHATRab Bua – better known to foreign visitors...
Chonburi Buffalo Racing Festival
Chonburi Buffalo Racing FestivalWHENAs with many Thai festivals, the Chonburi Buffalo Racing Festival takes place at different times in different years. Specifically this festival is linked to the end of Awk Phansa; the Buddhist Lent.It almost always takes place in October, though. In 2016 it ran from 15th – 21st October. For 2017 it's tentatively scheduled to begin on...