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Thailand festivals in 2016

Here's our guide to festivals in Thailand in 2016:

09 Jan 2016

National Children's Day

Throughout Thailand
14 Jan 2016

Bo Sang Handmade Umbrella Festival

Chiang Mai
16 Jan 2016

National Teacher's Day

Throughout Thailand
05-07 Feb 2016

Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Chiang Mai
08-10 Feb 2016

Chinese Lunar New Year

Throughout Thailand
13-15 Feb 2016

Trang Underwater Wedding Festival (coinciding with Valentine's Day)

Trang Town & Ko Kradan
Mid February

Pattaya Bike Week

22 February 2016

Makha Bucha

Throughout Thailand
Mid to late February

Phuket International Blues Rock Festival

02 March 2016

International Balloon Festival

Throughout Thailand
13 March 2016

National Elephant Day

Throughout Thailand
17 March 2016

National Muay Thai Day

Throughout Thailand with Martial Arts Festival and Wai Khou Ceremony in Ayutthaya
18-20 March 2016

Pattaya International Music Festival

01 April 2016

Poi Sang Long Festival

Northern Thailand
06 April 2016

Chakri Day

Throughout Thailand
13-15 April 2016

Songkran (Thai New year and water festival)

Throughout Thailand
Mid/Late April 2016

Chonburi Festival

Mid/Late April 2016

Phuket Bike Week

01 May 2016

Labour Day (observed 02 May 2016)

Throughout Thailand
05-06 May 2016

Coronation Day

Throughout Thailand
09 May 2016

Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day

20 May 2016

Visakha Bucha

Throughout Thailand
Mid/Late May 2016

Rocket Festivals

Isaan (Bun Bang Fai, Yasothon)
May 2016

Inthakin City Pillar Festival

Chiang Mai
21-29 May 2016

World Durian Fruit Festival

Chanthaburi (south east)
May/June 2016

Koh Samui Yacht Regatta

Koh Samui
01 June 2016

Mid Year Bank Vacation

Throughout Thailand
18 June 2016

Extra Vacation

Throughout Thailand
19 June 2016

Asalha Bucha/Asalha Puja/Dhamma Day

Throughout Thailand
June 2016

Hua Hin Jazz Festival

Hua Hin
Mid/Late July 2016

Yachting Race Week

20 July 2016

Buddhist Lent Day (Khao Phansa)

Throughout Thailand
July 2016

Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival

Eastern Thailand
12 August 2016

The Queen's Birthday/Mother's Day

Throughout Thailand
August/September 2016

Hungry Ghost Festival

September 2016

King's Cup Elephant Polo

Hua Hin
17-19 September 2016

Salak Yom Festival

Northern Thailand (Wat Phra That Harinphunchai, Lamphun)
16 October 2016

Awk Phansa (end of Buddhist lent)

Throughout Thailand
23 October 2016

Chulalongkorn Day (observed 24 October 2016)

Throughout Thailand
October 2016

Vegetarian Festival

Phuket, Trang, Krabi, Bangkok, Chiang Mai
Late October 2016

Naga Fireballs

Nong Khai (North)
October/November 2016

Buffalo Racing Festival

14 November

Loy Krathong

Throughout Thailand
13-15 November 2016

Yi Peng Lantern Festival

Chiang Mai
13-15 November 2016

Mass lantern release at Mae Jo

Chiang Mai
17-20 November 2016

Elephant Round-up Festival

Surin Province (West)
27 November 2016

Monkey Banquet Festival

Lopburi (North of Bangkok)
05 December 2016

The King's Birthday/Father's Day

Throughout Thailand
10 December 2016

Constitution Day (observed 12 December 2016)

Throughout Thailand
31 December 2016

New Year's Eve

Throughout Thailand

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