Activities & Events
Bangkok  September 04, 2009 10:58 PMSunny83°
 

 

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October 4, 2009
NAGA FIREBALL FESTIVAL
Along the Mekong River of Pon Pisai district, Nong Khai

As the full moon crests the horizon, ruby orbs of light begin to rise out of the Mekong River. As if by magic, they float silently into the air and then evaporate in the inky blackness, a phenomenon that awes and delights observers privileged to have seen them. The Bang Fai Phaya Nak of the Naga Fireball festival features many merit-making ceremonies, a light and sound presentation titled “The Legend of the Naga Rockets,” long boat races, and sales of food and local products.

 

  October 4, 2009
CHON BURI BUFFALO RACES

Chon Buri

The water buffalo has always played a significant role in agriculture in Thailand.
In this yearly event, the creatures are seen in more unusual and entertaining ways than ploughing fields. They take part in buffalo races and contests pitting buffalo against man. Beauty pageants and various other fun-filled activities are part of the attractions presented.
 
  October 18-26, 2009
PHUKET VEGETARIAN FESTIVAL
Phuket

The Thai-Chinese in Phuket have long passed on the vegetarian festival to purify the mind and soul by refraining from meat consumption and meditating. Symbolizing the presence of the deities throughout the festival are 9 lanterns lit up and placed aloft on Ko Teng poles. On the 6th day of the festival, there are religious processions and incredible displays of face-and-body piercing. On the last day, there will be a “Koi Han” ceremony to exorcize ill fortune, and a farewell ceremony for the deities at night.
 
  September 29 – October 4, 2009
ILLUMINATED BOAT PROCESSION
Mekong River, Nakhon Phanom

As night falls, majestic ‘fire boats,’ elaborately-adorned with flowers, incense sticks, candles and lanterns, and each bearing an assortment of ritual offerings, are set alight and floated down the Mekong River. This dazzling event marks the end of the Buddhist Lent or ‘Ok Pansa,’ and is accompanied by a colorful street procession and cultural performances.
 
  September 7 – October 17, 2009
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DANCE AND MUSIC
Thailand Cultural Center, Bangkok

Designed to position Bangkok as a cultural center for world-class performing arts in Asia, the capital will be hosting the International Festival of Dance and Music for the ninth consecutive time this September. Each year, the star-studded festival presents an impressive program of world-class dance and musical performances, bringing together the finest international artists and dancers from countries around the world like Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia, and France, as well as celebrated Thai artists and performers, many of whom have gained international fame.
 
  October 27 – November 2, 2009
YI PENG FESTIVAL
Chiang Mai

Coinciding with the Loi Krathong Festival on the full-moon night of 12th lunar month, the event features the release of lanterns into the sky to worship the gods. Illuminated arches and lanterns usually decorate the houses and temples. There are also Lanna cultural performances, and everyone can join in the delightful tradition of the floating of krathong.
 
 
 
October 29 – November 2, 2009
LOI KRATHONG – FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Nationwide

As the full moon of the twelfth lunar month lights up the night sky throughout the Thai kingdom, hundreds of thousands of ornately-decorated krathong, or traditional banana leaf floats, are set adrift in rivers and waterways in a spell-binding ritual of  "Loi Krathong" - the "festival of lights."  Activities in Bangkok, Sukhothai, Tak, and Chiang Mai are highlights of the festival.
 
 
 
October 31 – November 2, 2009
SUKHOTHAI LOI KRATONG AND CANDLE FESTIVAL
Sukhothai Historical Park, Sukhothai

While you can see and participate in this festival all across the country, the most unforgettable place to catch it is in the atmospheric ruins of the Sukhothai Historical Park, where it originated many centuries ago. You will be dazzled by the float procession of large kratongs, including hanging lanterns, a kratong design contest, the Miss Noppamas Beauty Contest, a light and sound presentation, fireworks, and cultural performances.
 
   

 

  

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