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February 7, 2015

Thailand Festivities in February

News on what’s going on in February in Thailand.

Chinese New Year 2015February is not just the month of the Chinese New Year here in Thailand, the 2nd Thai Lunar month is also jammed pack with a vast variety of festivals and fairs, celebrating a multitude of events, from the spiritual; paying homage to the Lord Buddha, displaying respect to local deities, revered people, city pillars and a host of guardian angels/spirits.

It can also be simply a time for the Thai people to celebrate a local custom or annual harvest. What-ever the reason you can expect a warm and genuine welcome from the local Thai people.


Below is a selection of such festivals, fairs and special events with links to the relevant Wikipedia web page, those highlighted in orange will link you to a more detailed description of the event as posted on our Asia BackPackers web site. 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 in Thailand during this special month.


Chinese New Year 2015

Do note while some of the events may not have the most interesting of names and the descriptions on the links do not do the events justice, one thing is for sure, once you immerse yourself in the FREE festivities you get a sense of just how they are a window to the vibrant history of the Kingdom of Thailand.

While the individual events all have their own uniqueness they do share one thing,  they are filled with jaw dropping vibrant colours, ear splitting noises and mind blowing smells. Combined this rich tapestry will  fill all your senses and leave you with fond memories of your time in the ‘Land of Smiles’




Thailand Festivities in February


Region Province Name
Central Chainat Straw Bird Fair
Central ChaNorthaburi Phra Phutthabat Phluang Homage-paying Fair
Central ChaNorthaburi Phra Phutthasaiyat Gilding Fair
Central ChaNorthaburi Rajamangala Rak Lueang Chan Festival 
North Chiang Mai Flower Festival
North Chiang Rai Wai Sa Phaya Mengrai
North Chiang Rai Dok Siao Ban “Blooming Siao Flower Festival
South Chumphon Phato Rafting
NORTHEAST Kalasin Kalasin Pong Lang, Phrae Wa and Red Cross Fai
North Lampang Khantok Chang Fair
Central Lopburi King Narai the Great’s Reign Fair 
NORTHEAST Maha Sarakham Bun Boek Fa Fair and Red Cross Fair
NORTHEAST Maha Sarakham Phra That Na Dun Festival
Central Nakhon Nayok Sweet Plum Mango and Nakhon Nayok Products Fair 
Central Nakhon Pathom Nakhon Pathom Food and Fruits Fair
North Nan Namatsakan Phrathat Beng Sakat Fair
North Nan “Hok Peng Waisa Mahathat Chae Haeng” Fair
NORTHEAST Nong Bua Lamphu Naresuan Maharaja and Nongbua Lampu Red Cross Fair
NORTHEAST Nong Bua Lamphu Boon Khao Chee Festivals
South Pattani Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao Fair
North Phayao Sacrificial CombiNortheastd Force 2324 Monument Fair
North Phayao Phayao Jewellery Industry and Quality Products Fair
North Phayao                                                     
Central Phetchaburi Phra Nakhon Khiri Fair
Central Sa Kaeo Eastern Cultural Fair and Sa Kaew Red Cross Fair
Central Samut Sakhon Seafood Festival
Central Samut Sakhon Ban Phaeo Agriculture Fair
Central Songkhram Fair in Honour of King Rama II
South Satun International Kite Festival
South Satun Tarutao – Adang Fishing Club Fair 
Central Singburi Bang Rachan Heroes Memorial Fair
Central Suphan Buri Kam Fa Tradition
South Surat Thani Bull Fighting
South Trang Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremon
NORTHEAST Ubon Ratchathani Flower Festival

We would love to hear from you if you have any other events you would like us to add to this list.



Straw Bird Fair 2015

Straw Bird Fair 2015

Bun Boek Fa Fair and Red Cross Fair

Bun Boek Fa Fair and Red Cross Fair

Thai Bullfighting

Bullfighting in Thailand

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