Songkran Festival - is held annually from 13 to 15 April. The 13th of April is the
Great Songkran day featuring the revered Phra Phuttha Sihing Buddha image parade
around Chiang Mai town for bathing, sand pagoda forming, blessing of elders, and
water splashing.The roads along the moats of Chiang Mai are full of vehicles during
the water splashing festival of Songkran
Doi Suthep Pilgrimage - On the night of Visakha Bucha Day, worshippers gather to
light candles and make the 7-kilometre pilgrimage up to the temple on Doi Suthep.
City Pillar Inthakin Festival - is held to invoke blessings of peace, happiness
and prosperity for the city and its residents. Buddha images are paraded around the
city. It is held at Wat Chedi Luang for seven auspicious days and nights in the 7th
Over 100,000 people each year visit to came to make merit which is called “Tam Boon
Khan Dok” by placing flowers, candle and incense sticks on the bowls in the forecourts
of the temple to invoke blessings of peace, happiness and prosperity for Chiang
Mai and its residents.
Yi Peng Festival - is held annually on Loy Krathong day . The festival features
the release of lanterns into the sky to worship the gods. There are also fireworks,
lantern contests, and beauty pageants.
Chiang Mai Loy Krathong Festival (Yee Peng) - takes place each year on the first
& second days of the full-moon of the twelfth lunar month & is one of the most charming
of all Thai festivals.
The custom of placing handmade floats decorated with flowers and candles on waterways
goes back over 700 years to the Sukhothai historical period .
During this two day festival, each evening the skies over Chiang Mai are full of
paper covered floating lanterns & fireworks, it really is a sight to behold!.
If you have plans to visit either Chiang Mai or Thailand during the Loy Krathong
Festival it really is a "must see" event!!.
In Northern Thailand, "Yee Peng" is celebrated for two nights under the new full
As the moon rises on the second night, celebrations include a procession
with floats through the city to the Ping River, boat races, and a beauty
contest. Hot air lanterns similar to balloons are also launched all around into
the night sky - a truly incredible sight ..
Events and Festivals held around the Province of Chiang Mai continued