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Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival 2018
Where: Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
When:  July 2018.
The international candles and wax sculpture festival is held, every year, in Ubon Ratchathani which is located 500 km north east to Bangkok. The events combine the tradition of lighting candles in the shrine for peace and happiness with creations candles and wax sculpture.   During the month of the festival, sculptors from several countries stay in the town and sculpt with their Thai collogues magnificent sculptures that are exhibit to the audience.
The Birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Where: Bangkok, Thailand
When:  Was celebrate every year on December 5th
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej -  5 December 1927 – 13 October 2016 The birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the most important civil fiesta in Thailand. The king is regarded as a descendent of the longest kingdom dynasty in the world. The king’s birthday on December 5th, is a national holiday and a complete rest day all over the country.   The day is dedicated to the worship, respect and love of the Thai people towards their king.   In the holiday, the houses and the streets...(read more)
Poi Sang Long Festival in Mae Hong Son
Where: Mae Hong Son, Thailand
When:  April.
Mae Hong Son is located in North West Thailand, 180 km west of Chiang Mai. The town holds, every year, during the school vacations, between end March and start April, a Buddhist ceremony - Poi Sang Long. Unlike other ceremonies in the country, this is an ordination ceremony.   Group of youngsters, 7 – 14 years old, are authorized to start learn the main principles of Buddhism. The festival lasts for three days. In the first day the boys shave their heads, wash and anoint their body with unique water and dress magnificent...(read more)
Phi Ta Khon Festival 2018
Where: Loei, Thailand
When:  Annually late June (2018 - TBA)
Dan Sai is located in Loei region in North East Thailand near Laos’s border. The town celebrates, every year, from end June – start July (the 6th or 7th lunar month, different dates) a three days of attractive local festival. The festival’s roots come from local legends on demons and ghosts.   The festival combines the joy spirit with the fear from the unknown that is presented by figures of demons and ghosts. Other version claims that according to local legend, the root of the festival is about the last days of...(read more)
Nakhon Phanom Illuminated Boat Procession
Where: Nakhon Phanom, Thailand
When:  October.
Nakhon Phanom is located 730 km north east of Bangkok. The town holds, every year on the first half of October, a colorful naval review - Loi Reua Fai. At night, the magnificent view of the illuminated boat procession appears within the full darkness of the river’s water.   The boats are decorated in various shapes of lights with Buddhism motives.   In addition to the boat procession, street parades, various shows, food fair and traditional boats race are held.
River Kwai Bridge Week 2018
Where: Kanchanaburi, Thailand
When:  Annually, late November to early December 2018.
Every year, from end November to start December, the River Kwai Bridge fiestas are held. The famous train bridge was built by the Japanese who used the Allies prisoners of war during WWII as compulsion employees. The bridge is located 5 km from Kanchanaburi in North Thailand.   During the week, folklore shows, travel in the old train, an historic and archeological exhibition are held.   The climax of the events is an audio-visulal performance which shows the legacy of the bridge events which occurred during the war.
End of the Buddhist Lent & Naga Fireball Phenomenon 2018
Where: Non Thai, Thailand
When:  October 2018
Nong Khai is located in North East Thailand on the Mekong river shore. The town celebrates, every year, like many other places in Thailand, the end of the Buddhist fast. The events are held around full moon of the 11th month of the lunar calendar.   In Udon Thani near the border of Laos, on the nights, before and after the fast, you can see in the sky along the river reddish fire balls rising from the ground up to several hundred meters. There are some explanations to the phenomenon.   There is a version that says that...(read more)
Bor Sang's Umbrella and Handicraft Festival
Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand
When:  January.
The little village Bor Sang is located on the high way 1006, 6 km east to Chiang Mai in North Thailand. The village becomes expert in artistic production of umbrellas and sunshades.   Once a year, in mid January, the village holds a colored festival that exhibit the products of the village; umbrellas, sunshades and artistic hand made crafts. During the festival’s days, the streets are decorated with color lights and hundreds of umbrellas are hanging on the windows of the houses and stores. The visitors can enjoy concerts,...(read more)
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