In recent years, Thailand is Asia Pacific’s most popular tourist destination. The beauty of ancient pagodas, beaches’ wildness, the animation of traditional festivals or the friendliness and hosptality of local people are attractions of Thai tourism.
There are countless festivals and special events held in Thailand throughout the year. Listed below are some of the best-known annual Thai festivals and special events.
1.Loy Krathong festival is a traditional festival occured ussually in November, lasts within 3 days and famous in Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Ayutthaya, Bangkok. During festival, they organize parades, firework displays and concerts which draw large numbers of Thai and foreign tourists. Loy Krathong festival is believed that the tradition pays homage to the water goddess. It is one of beautiful festivals in Thailand.
2. If Khmers has Chol Chnam Thmay festival, there is also Songkran New Year Water Festival which is one of expected events in Thailand. Songkran festival is an annual nationwide party with playful water-fights breaking out in villages and cities. The official Songkran holiday dates throughout Thailand are April 13-15. In this festival, friends and family celebrate Songkran by splashing water on each other in the form of a wish for a year filled with blessings and by visiting temples.
3. Flower festival in Chiang Mai is organised to showcase its beautiful flowers and decorative plants which are in full bloom in early February. Flower-decorated floats is around the city showing the vibrant colored flowers as well as dancers in traditional costumes. This attractive festival is one of big events every year in Thailand.