Thailand is a fascinating destination with so much to explore and admire. From ancient temples, pristine beaches, high mountains, lush forests, authentic Thai massages, scrumptious cuisine and so much more. To make the most of your Thailand vacation, participate in any of these top 10 most fun festivals and create some unforgettable memories.
10 Most Fun Festivals to Participate in Thailand
- Chinese New Year
- Chiang Mai Flower Festival
- Yi Peng (The Lantern Festival)
- Phi Ta Khon (Ghost Festival)
- Boon Bang Fai (Rocket Festival)
- Songkran Festival (Water Festival)
- Bang Fai Phaya (Fireballs Festival)
- Ubon Ratchathani (Candle Festival)
- Jay Festival (Vegetarian Festival)
- Mother’s Day (Queen Mother’s Birthday)
1. Chinese New Year
Don’t miss experiencing such a vibrant festival on your Thailand packages. Chinese New Year is all about firecrackers, traditional lanterns, parades, authentic loin dance and so much more exciting activities to participate in. As Thailand has a large population of Chinese, this festival is celebrated with pomp and pride.
2. Chiang Mai Flower Festival
Another popular festival is known as the Chiang Mai Flower Festival. People of Chiang Mai celebrate this festival by participating in floral parades, horticultural contests, a wide range of flora displays and so much more. Indulge in this colorful and vibrant festival with your loved ones.
3. Yi Peng (The Lantern Festival)
Watch the sky shining in yellow by being a part of this amazing festival known as, Yi Peng. It is truly mesmerising when you watch thousands of lanterns getting released in the sky.
4. Phi Ta Khon (Ghost Festival)
It may sound weird, but it is another fascinating festival of Thailand to be a part of. Local people dress up like ghosts and take part in parades, dances and enjoy the party atmosphere. This festival also has a religious side as it is an origin of Buddhist and animist beliefs.
5. Boon Bang Fai (Rocket Festival)
Boon Bang Fai is a farmer’s festival in which people organizes big parties before the planting season begins. Villagers dance and sing together, and also indulge in float processions featuring homemade rockets and rice wine.
6. Songkran Festival (Water Festival)
It is a fun festival where people indulge in water fights around the country where people use water buckets, balloons, and water guns to splash water on others. This festival is similar to an Indian festival, “Holi”. People enjoy this festival along with drinking, dancing, and singing.
7. Bang Fai Phaya (Fireballs Festival)
The Fireballs Festival takes place around the full moon in October, in which fireballs are shot into the sky from the Mekong River, without knowing how it is done. The balls shot in the sky have no smoke, odour and sound, isn’t it strange?
8. Ubon Ratchathani (Candle Festival)
This festival is about taking a parade of intricately designed candles to the Wats (temples) on the days of Asanha Puja. Each candle is taken to the temples and displayed there. People dance, sing and enjoy a feast after the parade.
9. Jay Festival (Vegetarian Festival)
It is a nine-day festival in which people have to follow 10 strict rules including a vegan diet, no eating non-vegetarian food, avoid using pungent ingredients (such as onions or garlic) and many more.
10. Mother’s Day (Queen Mother’s Birthday)
Mother’s Day in Thailand is dedicated to their queen, as she has a birthday on the same day and is celebrated with happiness. Thailand has a public holiday on this day.
So, have you decided which festivals you would like to participate in? Aren’t they all just amazing? To experience everything in reality, book Thailand tour packages from Pickyourtrail and have the best travel experiences. You can also customize your Thailand itinerary and have everything just as you wish to. See you soon.