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Festivals in Chiang Mai

Songkran Festival

Songkran FestivalSongkran is the traditional Thai New Year.
Songkran today is still the most important of all the Thai festivals and holidays. It marks the beginning of a new astrological year and is much in keeping with the old lunar calendar of Siam.
Songkran or water festival considered as traditional New Year celebration of Thailand, has long been a tremendous Thai tradition for generations and is world-famous for its grand water splashing festival.

Chiang Mai is one of the most outstanding and charming places in Thailand to participate in Songkran since the design of the city is very perfect. You will find the reason once getting a chance to be at the center of Chiang Mai city, the moat area, where the streets become a water-fighting venue and full of people.
For Thai people, Songkran festival also gives a chance to cool of and let down their reserved manner. Everyone is in game during Songkran and you have a right to drench anyone.

Although water taps and water tanks are provided all over the central area, you can also join in a crowd and locals as they are pleased to have you and you will find yourself a warm-welcomed by a group with an initial bucket of water. The day will only over when the night falls, so get ready and have fun.

On the morning of April 13, people will go to temple to make merit and offer food to Buddhist monks. Some will carry sand to temple and build a small pagoda as it is believe that they will gain merit for life. After that, prepared a scented water to bath Phra Phutta Sihing, a reverend Buddha image of the north, for a blessing at Tha Pae gate and be ready for a parade of Songkran Lady.

Other important activities that Thai people and Chiang Mai locals will do during Songkran festival are to visit their elders in a family and to do a Rod Nam Dam Hua ceremony. Young people will pour the water on the elders’ hands to apologize for their improper deeds, show respect and gratitude, and ask for blessing. With these charming and meaningful rituals together with the fun of water-throwing, Chiang Mai, thus, becomes a nominated travel destination for summer getaway in Thailand.

Loy Krathong (Light Festival)

  • Thailand's waterways rivers, klongs, even hotel swimming pools will be ablaze with dazing lights, when the Kingdom celebrates "Loy Krathong" one of the year's most-awaited festivals.

  • The annual festival, also celebrated in other neighboring countries, is held on the full moon day of the 12th lunar month. Thais place great importance in this event and while the best celebrations are said to be held in Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Chiangmai, the event and while the best celebrations are said to be held in Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Chiangmai, the event is marked with great funfair all over the Kingdom.

  • The festival is believed to have its beginnings at least in Thailand in Sukhothai Province, north of Bangkok, almost 800 years ago. A stone inscription from the Sukhothai Period describes an ancient Loy Krathong festival : "There are four main gates in the city of Sukhothai. On festive occasions, people jam the city to witness the light festival in progress. It's as if the city would burst."
    When the ancient Sukhothai city was restored to its former splendor as the Historical Park of Sukhothai, efforts were made to bring back ancient festivals and their legendary festive atmosphere. This brought back the light festival of Loy Krathong. It has remained a major attraction since.

  • "Loy" means to float, and "krathong" means a leaf cup.
    This moniker seems apt as most floating objects you see during Loy Krathong nights are flowers formed like cups, if not artificial petals that look like cups in many angles.
    It is a most colorful festival. In most areas where it is celebrated, you will see Thai women resplendent in colorful attire, hair festooned with flowers, and gaily-dressed men, also fully garbed, gather with floats in their hands wherever there's water.

  • As the krathongs meander while making their way downstream, you'll often see little boys swim to them to retrieve the tiny cargo of coins before releasing them down the "river of no return".
    Explanation of the festival's significance vary. One belief is that as the floats embark on their journey, they take with it the owner's misfortunes. Most Thais also believe the floating of the krathong is a yearly sloughing off of all the sins and calamities that have befallen a person.

  • On a lighter note, it's also believed that lovers can forecast the fortune of their romance by watching their krathong float downstream to gather.
    Krathongs that remain together into the darkness, promise life-long partnership. This custom's religious significance is somewhat debatable, though. Some say Loy Krathong is an act of remission to the goddess Mae Khongkha, the mother of water.
    Western psychologists say it symbolizes the egg's prenatal consciousness of its journey of the ovary down the fallopian tube to conception, a legend (for explanation) quite common to Eastern and Western cultures. The Biblical story of Moses in the Bulrushes is similar.
    Whatever its significance, you shouldn't fail to watch or join in a Loy Krathong festival for a once in a life time experience. Check out the hotels or your travel agent for a schedule.

Annual Flower Festival

  • Chiang Mai flowerfestivalOne of Chiangmai's most spectacular festivals takes place in early February of each year. This is one of Chiangmai's premier tourist events, attracting visitors from all over Thailand, and overseas as well. The city is resplendent with floral decorations, and there are flower show competitions for prizes, performances of traditional music and dance, a beauty contest, and the centerpiece of the festivities, the Flower Festival Parade on the second day.

  • February is the ideal time for flower viewing and cultivation in Chiangmai, as it is still cool enough that the temperate climate flowers, such as roses and chrysanthemums are still blooming, and also Chiangmai's famous orchids. All of these and many more will be used to bedeck the beautiful floral floats which are the highlight of the annual parade, when private sector companies and associations and government agencies from all over the province compete for coveted awards.

  • Chaing Mai Flower FestivalThis year, the flower exhibitions and landscape competitions will be held at nearby Buak Haad Park, located in the southwest corner of the old city, inside the moat and walls. These will begin at 8:00 am on Friday, February 4th at Buak Haad Park, and can be seen throughout the festival. The official opening ceremony will take place at 5:00 pm, followed by music and dance performances by the College of Dramatic Arts, Chiangmai.

  • The second day of the festival, starts with the annual parade of bands, marching groups and the beautiful, flower-laden floats. The parade starts at 8:00 am from the Nawarat bridge and proceeds down Thapae Road, Kotchasam Road, Boonruangrit Road, and Arak Road, ending at Buak Haad Park. Here all the floats are parked and will be on exhibit until the end of the festival. This is your opportunity to view the floats up close and see the intricate craftsmanship which goes into the making of each one. And, it provides the perfect opportunity for picture-taking as well. It is recommended that you secure a viewing spot for the parade early, as the streets are always crowded for this event. At 2:00 pm, at the park, the new Flower Queen will be crowned and the results of the judging of the floats will be announced. This will be followed by a program of traditional music and dance at 7:00 pm.

Public Holidays in Thailand

The following days are all designated public holidays which means that airlines, banks, post offices and government departments will not be working then. If the day falls on a weekend then the holiday is generally taken off the following Monday. 

01 January

New Year's Day

03 March

Makha Bucha Day

13 April Elephant Day 

06 April

Chakri Memorial Day

12-14 April

Songkran Festival

01 May

National Labour Day

05 May

Coronation Day

16 May

Royal Ploughing Ceremony

31 May

Wisakha Bucha Day

01 July

Midyear Bank Day

29 July

Asarnha Bucha Day

30 July

Buddhist Lent Day

12 August

H.M. The Queen ' s Birthday

23 October

Chulalongkorn Day

05 December

H.M. The King ' s Birthday

10 December

Constitution Day

31 December

New Year 's Eve


Destinations in Thailand

Hotels in Chiang Mai

Airport Resident
Amora Tapae Hotel
Angkhang Nature Resort
Aomdoi Resort
Arun Tara Hotel
Assaradevi Villa and Spa
At Niman
At Pingnakorn Hotel
Away Suwansawan Maerim
Ayatana Hamlet and Spa
B2 Premier Chiangmai Resort & Spa
Baan Canna Country Resortl
Baan Deva Montra Boutique Resort
Baan Gong Kham
Baan Saen Doi Resort & Spa
Baan Sing Kham
Ban Sabai Village Resort & Spa
Bann Tazala Boutique Hotel
Banthai Village
Belle Villa Resort
Bodhi Serene
Bossotel Inn
Botanic Resort
BP Chiang Mai City Hotel
Bulun Buri Resort
Buri Gallery House
C H Hotel
Centara Duangtawan Hotel
Chateau Chiangmai Hotel
Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel
Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel
Chiangmai Garden Hotel & Resort
Chiangmai Gate Hotel
Chiangmai Grandview Hotel
Chiangmai Hills 2000 Hotel
Chiangmai Phucome Hotel
Chiangmai Ratanakosin Hotel
Chiangmai Suandok Kaew Hotel
De Naga
Doi Kham Resort
Down Town Inn
Dreamcatchers Bed & Breakfast
DusitD2 Hotel Chiang Mai
Empress Hotel
Eurana Boutique Hotel
Fern Paradise
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Fondcome Village Resort
Golden Cupids Hotel
Green Lake Resort
Hmong Hilltribe Lodge
Holiday Garden Hotel
Holiday Inn
Horizon Village
HUB53 Chiang Mai House
Imm Hotel Thaphae Chiang Mai
Imperial Chiang Mai Sports Clubs
Imperial Mae Ping Hotel
INSDA Luxery Private House
Jasmine Hills Lodge
Jirung Health Resort
Kantary Hills
Kaomai Lanna Resort
Khocha Sri Thani Chiang Mai
Kireethara Boutique Resort
Krisdadoi Chiangmai
Khum Phaya Resort & Spa
Lanna Mantra Relais
Lanna Palace 2004 Hotel
Lanna Resort
Lanna View Hotel & Resort
Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel
Mae Rim Lagoon Hotel
Mae Sa Valley
Maekok River Village Resort
Manathai Village
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi
Maninarakorn Hotel
Marisa Resort & Spa
Montrara Happy House Hotel
Muang Gudi Lodge
Natural Wellness Resort
Na Thapae Hotel
Navasoung Resort
Noble Place
Oasis Hotel
Panviman Chiangmai Resort & Spa
Park Hotel
Phu Jaya Mini Resort
Plumeria Home
Pornping Tower
Portico 21
Proud Phu Fah
Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique
Rainforest & Pornpiroon Hotel
Raming Lodge Hotel & Spa
Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Resort
Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort
Rawee Waree Resort & Spa
Rimping Village
Royal Guest House
Royal Lanna Hotel
Royal Orchid Park
Royal Panerai Hotel
Royal Peninsula Hotel
Royal Princess Chiang Mai
Ruen Come In
Saimoonburi Resort
Scorpion Tailed Boat Village
Shewe Wana Boutique Resort Spa
Sinthana Resort
Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa
Sri-Ping Resort
Star Hotel
Studio 99 Serviced Apartments
Suan Bua Resort & Spa
Sukantara Cascade Resort
Suriwongse Hotel
Tamarind Village
Taraburi Resort & Spa
Tarin Hotel
The Airport Greenery
The Amata Lanna Chiangmai
The Chedi Chiang Mai
The Dome Residence
The Eurasia Chiangmai Hotel
The Grand Napat
The International Hotel
The Karinthip Village
The Nest Chiangmai
The Rim Resort Chiang Mai
The Small Hotel
Tianna Garden Village
Touch Star Resort Inthanon
Tri Yaan Na Ros Colonial House
U Chiang Mai
Veranda Chiangmai High Resort
View Doi Art & Resort
Winner Inn Hotel
Yaang Come Village
Yesterday The Village

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