If you’re going to travel than it behooves you to immerse yourself in your destination country’s culture and traditions. How better to do that, should your destination country be Thailand, than by taking part in any of the country’s many beautiful, colorful and interesting festivals. There are many and varied options to see and experience.
For example, the Candle Festival coincides with Buddhist Lent (July in Ubon Ratchathani). There is the country’s festival to celebrate the Queen’s birthday (August, nationwide). There is the Long Boat Race Festival (Sept-Oct, nationwide), which incorporates exactly what it says, a boat race. The Rap Bua Festival (October, Samut Prakan) honors the lovely Buddhist tradition of giving and receiving lotus blossoms. Finally, the Loi Krathong Festival (November, nationwide), sends showers of golden lanterns skywards to create a gorgeous nighttime sky.
“When it comes to immersing yourself in the culture of Thailand, no experience quite rivals that of the country’s colourful and breathtaking festivals.”