Festivals and Events to Experience Thailand and Thainess in April 2017

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 8, 2017 (travelindex.com) – Celebration is part of Thai culture. Thai people celebrate in many occasions all year round, from Songkran – the Thai New Year to Loy Kratong – the festival of lights, and each festival has its own reason and character like no one else. These festivals let visitors experience Thailand differently through numerous festive celebrations throughout the 12-month calendar.

Thailand invites visitors and travelers to take part in unforgettable moments and experience the beauty of Thailand festivals (www.thaifest.org) throughout the year.

APRIL 2017 – EVENTS CALENDAR

31 March-1 April
Similar Music Festival
Where: Songkhla
Chill out by relaxing songs on the beach performed by famous singers such as ben chalatit Nuvo  The Palace & pu anchalee The Parkinson Mild and more.

1 – 9 April 2017
Tribute to Honor King Rama I
Where: Uthai Thani Stadium , Uthai Thani
The ceremony is held annually on April 6th with light and sound performance to honor Phra Mahachanok and booths selling OTOP products.

1 – 3 April 2017
Poy Sang Long Festival
Where: Wat Pang Lor, Chong Kham, Mueang, Mae Hong Son
Poy Sang Long Festival or the ceremony to ordain beloved sona is a Thai Yai ancient ceremony. Thai Yai people believe that the ordination is the first step for showing gratitude to mothers.

7 April 2017
Hat Siao Elephant Ordination Ceremony
Where : Wat Hat Siao. Hat Siao, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai
See the procession of ordination ceremony on the back of beautifully decorated elephants, on which persons who are about to be the ordained as Buddhist monks will wear black sunglasses and dress up exquisitely in colorful Thai Phuan clothes.

7 – 11 April 2017
Su-nugi Kolok Food Festival
Where: Su-nugi kolok ,Narathiwat
Enjoy the local food of Su-nugi kolok and shopping OTOP products in many booths.

8 – 13 April 2017
Amazing Songkarn 2017
Where: Benchasiri Park , Bangkok
Main events in the festival are tradition show,  the ritual to sprinkle water on Buddha image, and booths selling products.

8 – 12 April 2017
Si Satchanalai Traditional Festival
Where: Sukhothai Historical Park ,Sukhothai
Watch sand pagoda building competition, vintage carriage parade, Miss Songkran Beauty Contest, local sports contest, and local entertainments.

11 – 13 April 2017
Songkran on the Beach Festival
and Phuket Bike Week 2017

Where: Patong Beach, Saphan Hin, Phuket
Join in the food offering and the merit making and the ritual to pay respect to the elders by pouring water onto their hands and asking for their blessing, watch Thai classical dance, Songkran Kid Contest, Miss Songkran Beauty Contest and enjoy splashing water in Songkran Festival. There are also Motorcycle Exhibition, music show, Miss Phuket Bike Week Contest, tree planting campaign to stop global warming and Riding for peace activity.

11 – 15 April 2017
Nakhon Phanom Songkran Festival 2017
Where: Khao Pun Road, Nakhon Phanom
Enjoy water fights on Khao Pun Road, have a taste of Khao Pun, a specialty food in Nakhon Phanom. Watch local sports competition, Sabatoy or a pitch-and-toss gamr. Make an off-season offerings to monks. Carry on the tradition of both sides of Mae Kong River, uniting 2 Pra That (Phra That Si Kottabong and Pra That Phanom).

12 – 15 April 2017
Hatyai Midnight Songkran
Where: Odeon intersection, Sanehanusorn road, Niphat Uthit Road 3 and Wat Mahattamangklaram, Hat Yai, Songkhla
See Miss Songkran Beauty Contest and enjoy splashing water in Songkran Festival.

12 – 15 April 2017
Nakhon Si Thammarat Grand Songkran Festival
Where: Si Thammasokarat Public Park Phra Isuan Hall , Nakhon Si Thammarat
Watch the Nang Daan procession, join the ritual to Sprinkle water on Buddha Sihing image, enjoy Southern region cultural performances and light and sound show.

12 – 15 April 2017
Chiang Mai Songkarn Festival
Where: Chiang Mai municipality
Join in the food offering and the merit making, watch the parade of Miss Beauty Contest riding on bicycles in traditional costume while holding local umbrellas, The Contest of Lanna 5 Offerings, the activity to “carry on the tradition and retrace Chiang Mai New Year”, paying homage to the Buddha’s relics, pouring water to Phra Sirimangkhalacharn and the tradition of building sand pagoda.

13 – 15 April 2017
Krung kao (Old City)  Songkran Festival
Where: Ayutthaya Historical Park , Ayutthaya
Join in the food offering to 500 monks in front of Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit, releasing birds and fish. Enjoy Miss Songkran Parade from local organizations, sprinkle water on elders to ask for their blessing, sprinkle water on Buddha image and celebrate Songkran with elephants in the historical park.

16  – 17 April 2017
Bang Saen Sand Pagoda Festival
Where: Bang Saen Beach, Chon Buri
Activities in the festival include sand pagoda competition, local sports competitions such as Saba (a pitch-and-toss) competition, Mon Hiding cloth, flag race, sack race, tug of war, shucking oyster contest. Sea boxing contest.

16  – 17 April 2017
Wan Lai Songkran Festival
Where: Bodhi Court, Na Kluea, Wat Chaimongkhon, Chon Buri
There are various activities in the festival such as sprinkle water on the elders, the parade, and enjoy splashing water among both locals and travelers.

21 – 23 April 2017
Phra Pradaeng Songkran Festival
Where: In front of  Prapadaeng district office , Samut Prakan
Watch Miss Songkran and Mister Loi Chai Contest, 13 car parades decorated with flowers, folk plays, Sabaraman or a pitch-and-toss game.

29 April 2017
Memories Hua Hin Station of Love
Where: Hua Hin Railway Station, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan
Attend the photo exhibition of “Memories Hua Hin Station of Love”

Thailand invites visitors and travelers to take part in unforgettable moments and experience the beauty of Thailand festivals (www.thaifest.org) throughout the year

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