Annual Festivals and holidays
The Thais are very funny and sentimental people. Therefore, annual festivals, memorial days and holidays play a big role in their lives.
Many Thai festivals are fun and colorful, and the Thais always invite tourists to participate in them. Other events very solemn and ceremonious. Regardless of whether it is a dazzling procession, Buddhist religious rite, unbridled joy or exotic ritual – all these holidays remain a pleasant memory
for tourists and help them to understand the cultural the population of Thailand is the most exotic countries in Asia.
Most festivals associated with Buddhism. the annual cycle sasrava-
tion of rice, memorable dates in the life of Thailand’s kings. Some celebrations are held on certain days, others, mostly Buddhist, associated with the lunar calendar. Lots of fun folk festivals.
Chronological Thai festivals are held in the following order:
Makha Puja ( Makha Puja) . The full moon day in February.
National holiday-related events in the history of Buddhism, when 1250 disciples of the Lord Buddha gathered to hear him preach. During this day of prayer interspersed with such good works as the food of the monks, the release of birds and fish from cages and aquariums. After sunset throughout the Kingdom Buddhist monks lead around the temples praying, lighting the way beautiful triple candles. Each person silently bear flowers, burning incense and candles in honor of the Buddha, his teachings and followers.
The festival of flowers.
Takes place every second Friday, Saturday, Sunday February in Chiang Mai (700 km North of Bangkok). This festival is held on special rafts decorated with flowers, while he arranged a colorful competitions. At this time of year in the Northern provinces begin to bloom tropical flowers.
The Festival Pattaya
This festival begins in April on the main seaside resort of Thailand and includes colorful parades, floats, decorated with flowers. Evening on the coast there will be a celebration of fireworks.
Songkran Festival (Songkran Festival)
It will be held during 13-15 April.
The national holiday is April 12-14.
Songkran is the traditional Thai New year which is celebrated especially roughly in Changmai. Thanks to several weekends of fun lasts 3-5 days during which good deeds are done, pilgrimages to shrines, festive parades and performances, as well as traditional mutual pouring water.
Songkran festival in Amphoe Phra Pradaeng
Place in the second week of April the mon people living in the district of Phra Pradaeng Samut Prakan to the South of Bangkok on the traditional scheme of the Songkran festival.
The Royal ceremony of the furrow
Usually happens in early may in the suburb of Bangkok’s Sanam Luang. This ceremony marks the beginning of the annual cycle of maturation of rice. The festival is being led by His Majesty the King on complex Brahmanism the ritual observance of special ceremonies aimed at obtaining a generous harvest of rice.
The rocket festival
In the second week of may in the northeast of Thailand in the city of Acuson, before the start of the monsoon season the villagers of the North-East of the country make giant rocket and launch them into the sky, to “ensure” heavy rainfall plantation of rice. Traditionally, the rocket Festival is a period of “letting off steam” before the beginning of the heavy field work. Therefore, during the festival arranged a colorful parades, large dance performances, the people happy and joking.
Visakha Puja (Visakha Puja)
Held in may on the full moon day. National holiday and one of the most sacred days in Buddhism. Day of Birth, Initiation and Death of the Buddha. Good works and ceremonies like the holiday Makha Puja.
During this annual fair and festival in the spotlight delicious local fruits such as rambutan, Duryan, Pamela, exhibitions and folklore events. The main places where fruit fairs, are the province of Rayong, Chanthaburi, Chachoengsao and hat Yai in Songkhla province.