Loi Kratong 2017 Schedule of events

Loi Kratong 2017 Schedule of events

The annual Loi Kratong festival will soon be here. Here is a quick run down of the main events happening in Chiang Mai The festival runs from the 2nd to 4th of November 2nd November Candles will be lit around the moat of the old city and lighted decorations placed in the moat at other locations in and around the old city. The extent of the deportations vary from year to year. The lighting of candles and decorations can also be seen on the Loi Kratong days of 3rd and 4th…

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Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2016

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2016

Next weekend sees the 39th Annual Chiang Mai Flower Festival. The 2016 Chiang Mai Flower Festival will be held on the first weekend of February which this years is the 5th, 6th and 7th. The format of this festival has remained the same over the past 10 years or so and it appears that it will follow the same format this year. Here is the quick run down of activities: Friday 5th At Buak Had Pubilc Park a small flower and horticulture exhibition will be held. Things will get more interesting…

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Loi Kratong Chiang Mai Events 2015

Loi Kratong Chiang Mai Events 2015

This is being posted a little late but here is a quick run down of this years Loi Kratong 2015 events in Chiang Mai: The main celebrations for Loi Kratong will take place on the evenings 25th and 26th. This is when most locals will come our to release Kom Fai (floating fire lanterns) and float their kratongs on the river. These two days are also marked by the Loi Kratong float processions along Thapae Road. The biggest and most spectacular procession will happen on the evening of the 26th….

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Songkran Chiang Mai 2015

Songkran Chiang Mai 2015

The Songkran festivities and celebrations will take place in Chiang Mai from the 12-15 April 2015 What is Songkran? Songkran is the celebration of the Thai New Year. Traditionally in the past water was thrown over your friends and neighbours as a sign of respect and cleansing, however since then the water throwing has taken on a whole new dimension and is now the dominant new year activity and past time for locals and visitors alike. Songkran always falls on the same dates in the month of April which  sees…

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Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2015

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2015

The Chiang Mai Flower Festival falls on the first weekend of February so this year the festival will be held on the 6th 7th and 8th. On the evening of the 6th, Buak Hat Public Park will be the place to head. This pleasant public will be bustling with flower and plant exhibits as well as featuring a large stage where the the miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival beauty contest will be held. There is also a separate beauty contest for an international Miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival beauty. The…

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Loi Kratong Chiang Mai

Loi Kratong Chiang Mai

There is always a lot of confusion surrounding when Loi Kratong happens as the date changes every year depending on the Lunar Calendar But this year Loi Kratong will fall on the 6th with festivities in Chiang Mai being held from the  5th -7th Here is a quick run down of the main Loi Kratong events for 2014 in Chiang Mai November 5th 2014 19:00 Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Chiang Mai Loi Kratong Festival at Thapae Gate !9:00 -24:00 The first day of the Miss and Mister Yee Peng…

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2014 and 2015 Chiang Mai Festival Dates

2014 and 2015 Chiang Mai Festival Dates

A great time to be in Chiang Mai is during one of its many festivals. If you want to be in Chiang Mai during one of the festivals then check out the following dates: Here is a quick overview for the rest of 2014 and 2015 2014 2014 Loi Kratong Dates The full moon will be on the night of the 7th of November. The festivities and parades will run from 5th to 7th of November. 2015 2015 Chiang Mai Flower festival Dates The Chiang Mai Flower Festival falls on…

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