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March 14, 2015

Thailand Festivals April 2015

Wonderful  Thailand Festivals in April 2015

Thailand Festivals in April 2015As I have written on several occasions, finding the actual dates of festivals in Thailand is never easy but April is on the whole all about the one national (crazy) festival that is Songkran, the dates are supposedly the same across the Kingdom, 13-15th April 2015, but many of the provinces will have a local ‘Songkran Festival’, where the dates and periods of festivals may vary.


For a list of the major Songkran festivals with their respective dates along with brief details Click Here


A word of warning…..It is worth noting most Thai people like to return home over this eagerly awaited festival, so they can spend time with their families and to ensure they get to join in with the water mayhem. Therefore be prepared for traffic chaos from both the people trying to get backwards and forwards to their homes and the hours you will spend in traffic if you find yourself in the middle of a towns celebrations.


Thailand Festivals in April 2015


This is doubly the case for Pattaya City where the celebrations start anywhere from the 10th April and go all the way through to the 20th April. It is here in this already manic mad house where you will find the population almost doubles as a vast number of people move into the city for the 10 insane days of fun, that said the main drenching is on the 18th and 19th.

Pattaya City like Bangkok is a self-governing municipal and is situated on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of Bangkok.



Thailand Festivals in April 2015Below is a selection of Thailand Festivals in April 2015, 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.

While the following event names may not seem that inviting each festival has its own unique place in the history of the local people. While each has its own identity they all have a number of traits in common, they all deliver a blaze of colour, provide more than a dash of fun and you will always be surrounded by the warmth of the Thai people and best of all its free to join in.

Region     Dates                            Event Title

National 13-15th April Songkran
National 6th April Chakri Day
Cent Chanthaburi Kwian Phrabat Tug-of-war Tradition
NE Chaiyaphum Bun Duean Si Festival
Cent Charhoengsao Paet Rio Mango and Products Fair
NE Nakhon Ratchasima Thao Suranari Memorial Fair 
Cent Chonburi Chonburi Annual Festival
Cent Chonburi Wan Lai Festival
Cent Chonburi Pattaya Na Kluea Wan Lai Festival & Na Kluea Kong Khao Fair
Cent Chonburi Songkran Si Maha Racha Festival and Kong Khao Tradition
Cent Chonburi Ko Phra Sai Wan Lai Festival, Bang Saen
Sth Chumphon Phato Rafting
NE Khon Kaen The Festival of Dok Khun Siang Khaen and Khao Niao Road
Nth Lampang Lampang Trains and Horse Carriages Day
Nth Lampang Salung Luang Procession and Songkran Festival
NE Loei Thai–Lao Songkran Festival
NE Loei Phrathat Si Song Rak Fair
NE Maha Sarakham Monkey Feeding Festival 
 Sth Phuket Moken Sea Gypsies
Cent Nakhon Nayok Sweet Plum Mango and Nakhon Nayok Products Fair 
Cent Nakhon Nayok Ongkharak Ornamental Plants and Flowers Fair
NE Nakhon Ratchasima Thao Suranari Memorial Fair 
Sth Nakhon Si Thammarat Hae Pha Khuen That Festival
Nth Nan Namatsakan Song Nam Phrachao Thongthip” Fair 
NE Nong Bua Lamphu Tham Erawan Festival
NE Nong Khai Trut Songkran Fair
Cent Northanburi Mon Songkran Festival
Cent Northanburi Nonthaburi Fruits & Fairs
Nth Phayao Pu Cha Phaya Lo Fair (Bucha Phra Lo)
Cent Phetchaburi Thai Song Dam Festival
Cent Nakhon Si Ayuttaya Wai Khru Bucha Tao Ceremony
Cent Sa Kaeo Cantaloupe Day 
Cent Samut Prakan Pak Lat (Phra Pradaeng) Songkran Festival 
Cent Samut Prakan Song Khao Songkran Tradition
Cent Samut Songkhram  Lychee Fair
Cent Samut Songkhram Luangpho Ban Laem Fair
Cent Samut Songkhram Annual Long Boat Race
Cent Saraburi Wat Sung Songkran Festival and Sao Nang Takhian Bathin
Cent Saraburi Hae Phra Khiao Kaeo
Cent Saraburi Chaopho Khao Tok Fair or Chaopho Khao Tok Procession
Cent Singburi Ti Khao Bin Festival 
Nth Sukhothai Song Nam Aui Than Festival 
Nth Sukhothai Hae Nam Khuen Hong Festival
Nth Sukhothai Si Satchanalai Elephant Back Ordination Procession
Nth Sukhothai Songkran and Mueang Sawankhalok Festival 
Nth Chiang Mai Poy Sang Long
Nth Sukhothai Hae Nam Khuen Hong Festival
Sth Surat Thani Surat Thani Songkran Festival
Sth Surat Thani Bull Fighting
Sth Trang Trang Food Festival
NE Ubon Ratchathani Kaeng Saphue Songkran Festival
BKK Bangkok Red Cross Fair

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