Thailand is known for its many festivals. Festivals are an important part of culture in Thailand.
Some festivals are celebrated throughout all of Thailand. Other festivals are celebrated only within a particular region of Thailand. Usually, the regional festivals will represent part of that region’s culture. East, north, south, north-eastern, and capital region all have their own set of festivals.
Even though each region has its own beliefs and culture, they’re all based on buddhism. Each festival will commence with the lighting of incense and candles, which protects the festival from bad spirits.
Each month, there’s usually a festival happening somewhere in Thailand. The sound of drums and music will show you which part of Thailand it is, because, each region has its own style of music.
Here’s a list of some of the more popular festivals in Thailand:
- Songkran – Songkran festival marks the traditional Thailand New Year’s Day from 13 to 15 April. This festival is celebrated throughout Thailand.
- Loy Krathong festival – Thailand’s most colourful festival of the year. Attendees release a krathong onto the water to wash away bad luck and bring good luck. This festival is celebrated throughout Thailand.
- Bung Fai Phaya Naga – celebrates a supernatural occurrence that happens in the Nong Khai province once a year during the Buddhist lent in October