The Thais are world renowned for their love of fun and so whenever you visit Thailand you will always be in time for a feast, festival, fair or full moon party. As a nation famous for its friendly people, the Thais love to share their rich ethnic and cultural traditions with travelers. Many of the festivals are beautifully symbolic and fascinating to watch, they not only give you a real appreciation of Thai culture, but you will also have a lot of fun.
Wherever you are in Thailand, there has never been a better excuse to celebrate!
Because many of the religious festivals and Royal ceremonies are based around the lunar calendar the dates tend to vary from year to year, but the exact festival dates will be available through the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), check out: www.tourismthailand.org for more information.
Chulalongkorn Day – the public holiday on October 23rd marks the death of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), who reigned between 1868 and 1910. Known as The Royal Buddha or The Great Beloved King, King Chulalongkorn is considered one of the greatest kings of Siam, responsible for a number of governmental and social reforms that helped to transform Thailand from a traditional kingdom into a modern nation.