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February 24, 2015

March Festivals in Thailand

March Festivals, Fairs & Events in Thailand.

 

March Festivals in Thailand It’s never easy making long term plans to see the many hundreds of wonderful festivals, fairs and special events that take place right across the Kingdom of Thailand, but to help those that are fortunate enough to be here in the ‘Land of Smiles, in what is the 3rd Thai Lunar month (March) then we hope the following helps.

 

Just a quick explanation as to why it is never easy to find the exact dates of the festivals. Firstly you have to understand that the Thai calendar, also known as the Dai calendar, or Tai calendar, is Thailand’s version of the Luna Solar Buddhist calendar and  is used predominately across the Kingdom, but this is where the confusion starts its people will also use the Thai solar calendar or indeed the Western Gregorian calendar.

 

Still with me!

 

March Festivals in Thailand To make it just that little bit more confusing, some festivals and holidays are determined by astrologers or spirit doctors, with the result,that the actual dates may not be released for a matter of weeks before an event. (See more on spirits in Thailand). To throw more mud into the water, the date of an event may actually be determined by other calendars including the Chinese lunar calendar. (See more ‘Thailand Festivals Calendar Explained’)

 

So there you have it…….Clear as Mud!

 

Below is a selection of festivals, fairs and special occasions with links to the relevant Wikipedia web page, where you will find general information on the event, how to get to the province along with information on what else to do when you get there. Those highlighted in orange will link you to a more detailed description of the event as posted on our Asia BackPackers web site.

 

 

March Festivals in Thailand

 

 

I have detailed the region along with the province so you can more easily pick an event to attend if you are lucky enough to be here in March, which is traditionally one of the cooler, temperate months of the year.

 

 

‘While some of the events may not have the most jaw dropping of names and the descriptions at times looked to have been written by a person suffering from a ‘really bad day at the office’, one thing is for sure they are all full of spectacular colours, at times deafening noise and the air is guaranteed to be filled with the mouth water aroma of freshly cooked Thai food’.    

What more could you ask for?

 

 

Region Where Name
Bangkok Bangkok Kite Music sport
Central Charhoengsao Paet Rio Mango and Products Fair
NE Chaiyaphum Ram Phi Fa Tradition 
Sth Chumphon Chumphon Sea-World Fair
Sth Krabi Laanta Lanta Festival 
NE Nakhon Ratchasima Thao Suranari Memorial Fair
Nth Nan “Hok Peng Waisa Mahathat Chae Haeng” Fair
NE Nong Khai Prap Ho Monument Fair
Nth Phayao Pho khun Ngam Mueang Fair
Nth Phrae The Phra That Cho Hae Fair
Sth Phuket Thao Thep Krasattri and Thao Si Sunthon Fair
Sth Ranong Visit Ranong and Andaman Fair
Central Ratchaburi Dammoen Saduak Floating Market & Sweet Grape Week Fair
Central Ratchaburi Ratchaburi Tourism Fair 
NE Roi Et Kin Khao Pun Bun Phawet Festival
NE Sakon Nakhon So Ram Luk Festival 
Central Samut Sakhon Seafood Festival
Central Samut Sakhon Ban Phaeo Agriculture Fair
Central Samut Songkhram  Lychee Fair
Central Saraburi Phra Phutthabat Homage Paying Fair
Central Saraburi  Kam Fa Festival
Sth Satun Tarutao – Adang Fishing Club Fair 
NE Sisaket Dok Lamduan Festivals 
NE Surin Ascending Phanom Sawai Mountain Festival
Sth Surat Thani Bull Fighting
Sth Yala ASEAN Java Songbird Contest

Up Dates

Sth Songkhla International Balloon Festival

Central           Nakon Pathom                     Wat Bang Phra Tattoo Festival

NE                  Nakon Phanom                    Tha Uthen Pagoda Festival 

Sth                 Satun                                        Saturn Kite Festival

Cent               Ayutthaya                               Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony 2015

Cent              Phetchaburi                            Cha am International Kite Festival

 

 

 

 

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