Thailand stage up new experience that will make the tourists be amazed by the beautiful and unique Thai traditions that should be preserved. The activities and traditions are classified into four groups; 1.Food & Music Festival, 2.Cultural & Art Festival, 3.Creative Event & Festival, 4.Recreation & Sport Event. The tourists attending the activities and traditions will experience all dimensions of Thailand and it is expected that all tourists who come to Thailand will be impressed and want to come back again every year.
“Thailand Festival Experience 2017” has been created to promote and publicize the arrangement of events of traditions in different regions of Thailand.” The interesting activities are as follows:
Poy Sang Long Festivalwill be held from 1st – 3rd April, 2017, at Panglor Temple, Chong Kham Sub-district, Mueang District, Mae Hong Son Province
Somdet Phra Mahajanaka Honor Event and Uthai Thani Red Cross Fairwill be held from 1st – 9th April, 2017, at Central Stadium of Uthai Thani Province
Isan Songkran Festival, Dok Kun Siang Kaen Festival and Khao Niew Roadwill be held from 5th – 15th April, 2017, at Bueng Kaen Nakhon and Sri Chan Road, Mueang District, Khon Kaen Province
“Don Luang Cotton Colorful Cloth Festival”will be held from 7th – 11th April, 2017, at Ban Don Luang, Mae Raeng Sub-district, Pa Sang District, Lamphun Province
Takua Pa Seafood Festivalwill be held from 7th – 9th April, 2017, at Bang Sak Beach, Takua Pa District, Phang-Nga Province
Hat SiaoElephant Ordination, Sukhothai Province will be held on 7th April, 2017, at Hat Siao Temple, Hat Siao Sub-district, Si Satchanalai District, Sukhothai Province
Su–ngai Kolok Tasty Food Festival 2017will be held from 7th – 11th April, 2017, at Maharat Stadium, Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat Province
Si Satchanalai Songkran Festivalwill be held from 8th – 12th April, 2017, at Si Satchanalai Historical Park, Sukhothai Province
“Songkran Splendours” Songkran‛ is a traditional festival in Thailand.A word ‚Songkran‛ derives. The root of the word comes from Sanskrit, meaning ‘transformation’or ‘change’, to be specific, the transformation of the zodiac signs.
Songkran Festival has been the Thai New Year celebration for centuries. The festival symbolizes hospitality, love, and relationship in families, communities, and society as a whole.This celebration takes place in mid-Summer, while the sun moves to Aries on the astrologer’s chart. Therefore, water is used to cool down the heat, as well as to show respect and receive blessings from older relatives and pray for those who have passed away. As for community bonding, activities that take place during this celebration include building sand pagodas, making merit, and throwing water at each other. Moreover, as a part of the tradition, it is also a big cleaning day, which creates a sense of community.
In the present the date of the ‘Great Songkran’ (Mahasongkran) or the ‘New Year’ is set on the 13 of April, the date that the sun moves from Pisces to Aries, Songkran festival consists of 3 full days of making merit. Mahasongkran day or the New Year’s Eve falls on the 13, Nao day or the day in the middle on the 14, and lastly the New Year on the 15.
Maha Songkran Festivalwill be held from 10th – 15th April, in Bangkok
Songkran Festival on the Beach and Phuket Bike Week 2017will be held from 11th – 13th April, 2017, at Patong Beach, Saphan Hin, Phuket Province
Hatyai MidnightSongkran will be held from 11th – 15th April, 2017, at Odean Intersection, Sanehanusorn Road, Niphat Uthit 3 Road, and Hat Yai Nai Temple, Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province
Nakhon Phanom SongkranFestival, Thai-Lao New Year Merit Making, and Khao Pun Road 2017 will be held from 11th – 15th April, 2017, at Khao Pun Road, Mueang Nakhon Phanom Municipality, and in the area of Renu Nakhon Sub-district,Nakhon Phanom Province
Su–ngai Kolok Chao Mae To Mo Celebration2017 will be held from 12th – 21st April, 2017, at the Chao Mae To Mo Shrine, Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat Province
The Nang Daan Procession of Nakhon Si Thammarat Songkran Festivalwill be held from 12th – 15th April, 2017, at Si Thammasokarat Public Park, Phra Isuan Hall, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
Chiang Mai New Year Festivalwill be held from 12th – 15th April, 2017, at Chiang Mai Municipality, Chiang Mai Province
Samui Coco Songkranwill be held from 12th – 14th April, 2017, at Liap Chaweng Beach Road, Central Festival Samui Shopping Center, Mueang District, Surat Thani Province
Sukhothai Ancient City Maha Songkran Festivalwill be held from 12th – 14th April, 2017, at Historical Park, Sukhothai Province
Corn Street Songkran Festival 2017 will be held from 13th– 15th April, 2017, at Corn Street, Mueang District, Chai Nat Province
Suphan Buri Songkran Festival 2017will be held from 13th – 14th April, 2017, at Nen Kaeo Road (Mueang Suphanburi Municipality), Mueang District, Suphan Buri Province
Wax Castle Parade Songkran Festivalwill be held from 13th – 14th April, 2017, Nong Prue Temple, Nong Prue District, Kanchanaburi Province.
Ancient City Songkran Festivalwill be held from 13th – 15th April, 2017, at Historical Park, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province
“Wan Lai Bang Saen Sand Castle Festival”will be held from 16th – 17th April, 2017, at Bang Saen Beach, Chon Buri Province
“Wan Lai Pattaya, Na Kleau and Na Kleau Rice Piling Festival”will be held from 18th – 20th April, 2017, at Pho Na Kleau Yard, Chaimongkhon Temple, Chon Buri Province
Phra PradaengSongkran Festival will be held from 21st – 23rd April, 2017, in front of Phra Pradaeng District Office, Bangkok
“Memories Hua Hin Station of Love”will be held on 29th April, 2017, at Hua Hin Train Station, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
“Crafting Sand Art in Rayong”will be held from 31st March – 2nd April, 2017, at Nam Rin Beach, Ban Chang District, Rayong Province
Samui Big Bike Week will be held from 5th– 6th May, 2017, at Central Festival Samui Shopping Center, Surat Thani Province
Top of The Gulf Regatta 2017will be held from 4th – 8th May, 2017, at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Chom Thian Beach, Pattaya, Chon Buri Province
Hat Yai International Balloon Festivalwill be held from 5th – 7th May, 2017, at Jiranakorn Stadium, Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province
Mud Festivalwill be held from 5th – 7th May, 2017, at multi-purpose park in front of Bang Tabun Sub-district Municipality, Phetchaburi Province
Elephant Ordination Festivalwill be held from 8th – 9th May, 2017, at Elephant Study Center, Ban Ta Klang, Tha Tum Sub-district, Surin Province
Visakha Puja Festivalwill be held on 10th May, 2017, at Phuttamonthon, Phuttamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Province
Atthami Puja Festivalwill be held from 17th – 18th May, 2017, at Wat Mai Sukhontharam, Nakhon Chai Si District, Nakhon Pathom Province
Sakon Nakhon Visakha Puja Festival 2017will be held from 10th – 14th May, 2017, at Wat Pa Sutthawas and Wat Phrathatcherngchum Worawihan, Sakon Nakhon Province
River Kwai Trophy 2017will be held on 27th May, 2017, at Felix River Kwai Resort, Kanchanaburi Province
Yasothon Fire Rocket Festival 2017will be held from 13th – 14th May, 2017, at Phaya Thaen Public Park and Muang Yasothon Municipality, Yasothon Province
“Samui Regatta 2017”will be held from 20th – 27th May, 2017, at Chaweng Beach, Mueang District, Surat Thani Province and Bo Phut Sub-district, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani Province
Amazing Thailand Grand Salewill be held from 15th June – 15th August, 2017, at participating department stores, hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions across the country.
The Sixth Month Merit Making Festival (Fire Rocket) and Phi Khon Nam Folk Play, Ban Na Sao 2017will be held from 10th – 12th June, 2017 at Ban Na Sao, Na Sao Sub-district, Chiang Khan District, Loei Province
Phuket Baba Weddingwill be held from 17th – 18th June, 2017, at Thalang Road, Old Phuket Town, Phuket Province
Laguna Phuket International Marathonwill be held from 3rd – 4th June, 2017, at Bang Thao Beach, Laguna, Phuket Province
Candle Procession Festival and Food Offering on the Elephant Back, Surin Province, will be held from7th – 8th July, 2017, in front of the City Hall and the monument of Phraya Surinphakdee, Surin Province
Candle Procession Festival, Ubon RatchathaniProvince, will be held from 8th – 9th July, 2017, at Upparat Road (in front of Wat Si Ubonrattanaram) Road around Thung Si Mueang, Ubon Ratchathani Province
National Mother’s Day will be held on 12thAugust, 2017, at the Sanam Luang Plaza, Bangkok, and nationwide
International Mountain Bike Race at Bhumibol Dam will be held from 26th– 27th August, 2017
Tradition of long boat racing to win the King’s cup in Phichit Province 2017will be held from 2nd – 3rd September, 2017, at Nan River, Wat Tha Luang the Royal Monastery, Mueang District, Phichit Province
Songkran and Honey Offering Festivalwill be held on 20th September, 2017, at Bang Numpheung Nok Temple, 20th September, 2017, at Wat Bang Num Phueng Nok, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan Province
Nakhon 10thmonth Merit-Making Festival will be held from 16th – 25th September, 2017, at Suan Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park (84) Thung Thalat, City Hall of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
Illuminated Boat and Nakhon Phanom Red Cross Fair 2017will be held from 28th September – 6th October, 2017 by the Mekong River at Sunthon Wichit Road and Nakhon Phanom City Hall.