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Eventi e festival in Thailandia

Ci sono innumerevoli festival ed eventi speciali che si tengono in Thailandia durante tutto l’anno. Alcuni di questi sono celebrati a livello nazionale (ad esempio Songkran e Loy Krathong ) mentre altri festival sono specifici di particolari città o province. Con una serie di festival thailandesi e festività buddiste, la data esatta varia ogni anno perché dipende dal calendario lunare e dalla notte di luna piena. Di seguito sono elencati alcuni dei più noti festival thailandesi annuali ed eventi speciali. Le date elencate qui non sono giorni festivi in ​​Thailandia se non diversamente specificato. Si prega di notare che le date dei festival locali potrebbero essere soggette a modifiche mentre altri sono ancora in attesa di conferma delle date.
Date dei giorni festivi in ​​Thailandia, 2021

Aggiornamenti Coronavirus (Covid-19): si
prega di notare che alcuni eventi potrebbero essere rinviati o riprogrammati.

gennaio

febbraio

  • Festival dei fiori di Chiang Mai : di solito si tiene il primo fine settimana completo di febbraio (5-7 febbraio 2021)
  • Capodanno lunare cinese : la data cade in gennaio / febbraio. Celebrato in molte zone della Thailandia, ma in particolare nei quartieri di Chinatown di Bangkok e Chiang Mai così come Phuket e Trang (12 febbraio 2021 – Anno del bue)
  • San Valentino : 14 febbraio
  • Matrimonio subacqueo di Trang : San Valentino. Eventi a Trang Town e Ko Kradan (13-15 febbraio)
  • Makha Bucha Day ( giorno festivo): la data cade in febbraio / marzo (26 febbraio 2021)
  • Burapa Bike Week, Pattaya : metà febbraio. Considerato il più grande raduno di appassionati di moto nel sud-est asiatico.
  • Phuket International Blues Rock Festival : metà / fine febbraio

March

  • National Elephant Day: March 13
  • National Muay Thai Day: March 17. Ayutthaya hosts the Martial Arts Festival and Wai Khru Ceremony and smaller events and ceremonies are held at various Thai boxing gyms and venues in Thailand

April

  • Poy Sang Long Festival: various locations around north Thailand, particularly in Mae Hong Son (late March/early April)
  • Chakri Day (public holiday): April 6
  • Songkran Thai New Year Water Festival (public holiday): April 13-15
  • Wan Lai Festival: mid-April at locations in Chonburi province including Pattaya
  • Phuket Bike Week: mid-April

May

  • Labour Day (public holiday): May 1
  • Coronation Day (public holiday): May 4
  • Visakha Bucha Day (public holiday): date falls in May/June (May 26, 2021)
  • Rocket Festivals, Isaan: mid/late May. Various local events in areas of north-east Thailand with the most famous being the the ‘Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival’ at Yasothon
  • Royal Ploughing Ceremony, Bangkok: date usually falls in May
  • Hua Hin Jazz Festival: usually held in May/June
  • Chiang Mai Inthakin City Pillar Festival: date usually falls in May
  • Ko Samui Yacht Regatta: held in May/June

June

  • Birthday of HM Queen Suthida (public holiday): June 3
  • Phi Ta Khon Ghost Festival, Dan Sai, Loei: usually held in June/July

July

  • Asahna Bucha Day (public holiday): date usually falls in July/early-August (July 24, 2021)
  • Khao Phansa: falls on the day after Asahna Bucha (July 25, 2021)
  • Birthday of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) (public holiday): July 28
  • Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival: held during July and associated with Asahna Bucha and Buddhist Lent
  • Phuket Yachting Race Week: mid/late July

August

  • Queen Dowager Sirikit’s Birthday (public holiday): August 12. Also celebrated as Mother’s Day.
  • Por Tor Hungry Ghost Festival, Phuket: held August/September

September

  • Mahidol Day: September 24. In remembrance of Prince Mahidol who is honoured as the father of modern Thai medicine and who was the grandfather of HM King Rama X.
  • Thai National Flag Day: September 28

October

  • Awk Phansa: Marks the end of ‘Buddhist Lent’. Usually falls in October (October 21, 2021)
  • HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day (public holiday): October 13. Commemorating the passing of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX)
  • Buffalo Racing Festival, Chonburi: held in October/November
  • Chulalongkorn Day (public holiday): October 23
  • Naga Fireballs, Nong Khai
  • Vegetarian Festival: usually takes place in September/October. Celebrated at various locations in Thailand including Phuket, Trang, Krabi, Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
  • Loy KrathongNovember 19, 2021.
  • Yi Peng Lantern Festival, Chiang Mai: held to coincide with Loy Krathong.  Dates for 2021 to be confirmed. Probable dates November 18-20.

November

  • Elephant Round-up Festival, Surin: usually held on third weekend in November
  • Monkey Banquet Festival, Lopburi: usually held on last Sunday in November

Mass Lantern Release, Mae Jo, Chiang Mai
In previous years there has been a separate sky lantern release hosted by a Buddhist sect at a temple in Mae Jo. The Mae Jo event is not the Yi Peng Lantern Festival. Since 2015 the Mae Jo sky lantern release has been a commercial event aimed at tourists with ticket prices starting from US$100. Full details on the Mae Jo Sky Lantern Release here »The real Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai is, and always has been, free to attend.

December

  • King Bhumibol Birthday Commemoration Day (public holiday): December 5. The day on which HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej was born is also celebrated as Father’s Day and National Day.
  • Constitution Day (public holiday): December 10
  • Concert in the Park, Bangkok: Outdoor concert season begins in Bangkok. Hosted at Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park (previously at Lumphini Park). Free entertainment courtesy of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra. Concerts on most Sundays from mid-December through to the end of February.
  • New Year’s Eve: (public holiday if it falls on a weekday) December 31. New Year Countdown events held at various locations in Thailand including Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Pattaya.