Chiang Mai Events and Festivals

 

Bo Sang Umbrella & Sankampang Handicraft

Bo Sang Umbrella

 January

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.

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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.

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Asahna Bucha Day 

July

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

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World Wellness Weekend

September

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

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Flower Festival

February

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

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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.

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Khao Phansa Day

July

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.

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Chulalongkorn Memorial Day

September

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

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Makha Bucha Day

 February

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

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Inthakin Festival

May

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.

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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

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Loy Krathong Festival

November

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

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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.

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Rice Planting

August 

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

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Queen Mother’s Birthday

12 August

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

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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.