A Thai holiday is mostly associated with beautiful tropical beaches, incredible looking temples and an exciting nightlife but the country’s many vibrant events and festivals have legions of admirers too.…
Thailand’s love for culture and festivals is well known. The “Land of Smiles” celebrates plenty of colourful festivals throughout the year. If you’re coming to Thailand this spring season, here’re five fascinating events that not only promise fun and excitement but also offer a peep into the country’s dazzling diversity and colourful heritage. Read on to know what these cultural celebrations actually entail.
Pattaya International Music Festival, 18th – 20th March, 2016
Pattaya International Music Festival is a grand celebration of Asian and Thai Music. Held along the Pattaya Beach Road, this fun festival offers a wonderful mix of various music genres such as pop, rock, hip-hop and R’n’B. Renowned artists from Thailand and all over Asia perform on the stages near the beautiful Pattaya beach. If you’re a music buff, this festival is definitely worth your time and money.
Thailand International Kite Festival, early March
Thailand International Kite Festival is getting bigger and better each passing year. The colourful event features exciting kite competitions, wherein a variety of kites are showcased and flown. You can see the sky filled with stunt kites, high tech kites, large kites and even traditional Thai kites. Other highlights of this annual event include a parachute show and a radio controlled airplane show. Foodies are in for a treat, as plenty of food stalls in the fair serve a variety of Thai delicacies.
Songkran, from 13th April, 2016
During this roughly week-long celebration, the streets in Thailand come alive with jovial people throwing water over one another. Also known as Thai New Year, Songkran represents the time for purification and washing away one’s sins and bad luck. Locals visit temples to join morning prayers and bathing Buddha’s statues. Bangkok and Chiang Mai are two places to be for experiencing the crazy Songkran festivity at its best.
Phuket Bike Week
In a bid to promote biking and adventure tourism in Phuket, Phuket Bike Week is held annually between 11th and 14th April. Apart from watching various stunts on bikes, tourists get to enjoy a number of cultural events on the beautiful Phuket beach. Mouthwatering Thai food and lovely weather will make your time here all the more enthralling.