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Chiang Mai Events and Festivals


Bo Sang Umbrella & Sankampang Handicraft

Bo Sang Umbrella


Bo Sang Umbrella & Sankampang Handicrafts Festival is a 3-day festival celebrated on the third weekend in January each year to honour the efforts of local artisans.


Visakha Bucha Day

8 April 

Visakha Bucha Day is an important Thai festival marked on the full moon day of every sixth lunar month which typically falls in May each year.


Khao Phansa Day


Khao Phansa Day is a Buddhist holiday observed in Thailand on the first day following the full moon occurring in the eighth month of the Thai lunar calendar.


World Wellness Weekend


Discover & experience fun, creative and free wellness activities with us, See you at Shangri-La Chiang Mai

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Flower Festival


The Chiang Mai Flower Festival has been running for over 43 years and celebrates the beautiful flowers in bloom during this time.


Songkran Festival

13 - 15 April 

The Songkran Festival Chiang Mai heralds in the Thai New Year with a mass of religious ceremonies held over 3 days to mark the beginning of the solar year.


King's Birthday

28 July

The birthday of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also called King Rama the Tenth, arrives every 28 July and is a public holiday in Thailand


Chulalongkorn Memorial Day


Chulalongkorn Memorial Day is an important holiday that gives Thai citizens an opportunity to pay respect to King Chulalongkorn.


Makha Bucha Day


Makha Bucha Day is a fundamental festival in Thailand and is held on the full moon day. The festival hinges on two important events linked to Buddhism


Inthakin Festival


Inthakin is an annual festival held in Chiang Mai to celebrate the worship of the grand city pillar as well as the giving of offerings.


Rice Planting


To be a farmer in rice planting activity at the field nearby the village. It’s one year’s activity only on Mother’s day


Loy Krathong Festival


Loy Krathong is a traditional Thai festival that is celebrated annually and is also known as the ‘festival of lights’


Thai Elephant Day

13 March

The celebration of the Thai Elephant Day, started 18 years ago to help spread awareness and promote the preservation of the Asian elephant in Thailand.


Asahna Bucha Day 


Asahna Bucha Day is the celebration in Thailand of the “Four Noble Truths” preached by Buddha in his first sermon after his enlightenment.


Queen Mother’s Birthday

12 August

In Thailand, the Queen of former King Bhumibol is honored with a public holiday on her birthday


Thailand Father's Day

5 December 

This day is now celebrated as Father’s Day across Thailand as the King is regarded as the father of the nation and as Nation Day also.

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