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Thailand Festival

Thailand Festival (January-February)

PERIOD FESTIVAL STATE
January Bo Sang Umbrella Fair Chiang Mai
January Don Chedi Memorial Fair Suphan Buri
January Phra Buddha Chinarat Fair Phitsanulok
January Dragon And Lion Parade Nakhon Sawan
January Phra That Phanom Homage - Paying Fair Nakhon Phanom
January Ban Thawai Wood Carving Fair Chiang Mai
January Chinese New Year Festival Thailand
     


Bo Sang Umbrella Fair
Almost everyone in the small village of Bo Sang, near Chiang Mai, derives a liveihood from making gaily painted paper umbrellas. This fair, held on the main street, celebrates their traditional skill and features contests, exhibitions, stalls selling umbrellas and other handicrafts, and the selection of Miss Bo Sang.


Don Chedi Memorial Fair
In 1592 at Don Chedi, King Naresuan the Great of Ayutthaya won a famous duel on elephant with the leader of an enemy force, thus liberating the Thai Kingdom. This fair commemorates the momentous event with historical exhibitions, outdoor entertainments, and the high spirits characteristic of all Thai festivals.


Phra Buddha Chinarat Fair
This fair honours the Phra Buddha Chinarat, one of Thailand's most sacred Buddha images which are now enshrined at Wat Phra SiRattana Mahathat in Phitsanulok. Festive as well as religious, it features assorted kinds of entertainment such as folk theatre and ram-wong dancing, as well as stalls selling local products.


Dragon and Lion Parade
This festival is held every year by local residents of Chinese ancestry and honours the golden dragon deity in gratitude for his benevolence.
A procession in colourful costumes makes its way through the streets of the provincial capital with marching bands, lion and dragon dances, and figures of venerated deities.


Phra That Phanom Homage - Paying Fair
Nakhon Phanom, on th bank of the Mekong River, is the site of the famous Phra That Phanom which enshrines a relic of the Lord Buddha and is regarded as a symbol of northeastern Thailand. This annual seven-day fair attracts thousands of devotees who pay homage at the shrine and also enjoy the numerous entertainments.


Ban Thawai Wood Carving Fair
This fair features demonstrations, contests and sales of wood carvings and local handicrafts, and includes local folk performance and a procession highlighting the entire range popular northern Thai wood crafts.


Chinese New Year Festival
The celebration of the Chinese New Year remains the most important of annual festivals on the Chinese lunar calendar observed in the various regions of Thailand. Chinese New Year is on 23rd January . Festive celebrations are typically staged in areas where there is a significant Thai-Chinese community such as the Yaowarat district in Bangkok and in the provinces of Suphan Buri, Ayutthaya, Chon Buri (Pattaya district) and Ratchaburi in Central Thailand, Nakhon Ratchasima in Northeastern Thailand, Nakhon Sawan (Pak Nam Pho) and Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, Songkhla (Hat Yai district) and Phuket in Southern Thailand.



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