takes place in November and celebrates the opening of the tourist season
in Krabi. Water sport competitions, cultural shows, and good-natured fun
are the schedule.
December 5th is King’s birthday. Thais love their king and the
day is celebrated nationally.
April 13th to 15th – it the festival period for the whole nation.
Songkran is the Lunar New Year as per Thai Calendar. Buddha images are
washed on the day and great processions are held. Monks and elders are
shown special respect by one and all in the community. In very many ways
it has got the similarity with Deewali celebrations in India. People
move around and as a mark of respect water shall be sprinkled may be
even to the extent that coloured water shall be showered in gaiety.
May 15th – Sree Budhdha’s birthday. Candle lit processions are
held in local Wats ( Buddhist temples ).
6th and 11th Lunar months – on the full moon day, in Ko Lanta,
there is the religious rite of Setting Adrift of Chao Le Boats. The
function is worth watching.
Asanha Puja in July - this festival is on the Full Moon day.
August 12th – Queen’s Birthday. This is celebrated as Thailand’s
Loi Krathong in November. – One of the most beautiful and moving
sights are related to this annual festival. This day marks your venture
to cast off all your troubles and tribulations with the hope having a
new prosperous future. The good luck for the forthcoming year is wished
by discarding some symbols of the badluck such as a piece of your finger
nail and some tufts of hair in folded banana leaves and floating them
off in the ocean or running water.
Andaman Sea Festival – this marks the beginning of the tourist
Water sports and cultural competitions are held on this occasion.
January 1 - New Year’s Day
February (full moon day) - Makka Bucha
April 6 - Chakri Day
April 13 - Songkran, Thai New Year
May 1 - Labor Day
May 5 - Coronation Day
May 7 - Ploughing Ceremony
May (full moon day) - Visakha Bucha
July (full moon day) - Asanha Bucha commemorates the first sermon of
August 12 - Queen’s Birthday
October 23 - Chulalongkorn Day
December 5 - King’s Birthday
December 10 - Constitution Day
December 31 - New Year’s Eve