Bang Sai Umbrella Fair Festival
Ayutthya, Jan 14- 16, 2000
The place has been renowd for its exquisitely painted
paper umbrellas which are sought all over the world.
Chiang Mai, February
At Chiang Mai,700 kilometres north of Bangkok. This
annual event features displays, floral floats, and beauty
contests when the province's temperate and tropical
flowers are in full bloom.
This festival commemorates the occasion when 1,250 disciples
spontaneously gathered to hear the Buddha preach. Merit-making,
such as offering food to monks, and freeing captive
birds and fishes, is interspersed with sermons throughout
the day. After sunset, Buddhist monks lead the laity
in a lovely triple candlelit circumambulation of Buddhist
chapels throughout the kingdom. Each person silently
carries flowers, glowing incense and lighted candies
in homage to the Buddha, his teaching and his disciples.
Lampang's Annual Elephant Satoke Fair
Conservation Center, Lampang, Feb 04-06,
The fair conducted yearly, is organized by a the elephant
conservation center. Proceeds from the fair is contributed
to the center, to help support the food and the conservation
Fax: (053) 248-605
King Narai Reign Fair
Narai Ratchaniwet, Lop Buri, Feb 18-20, 2000
This fair, centered at the ruins of King Narai's palace,
commemmorates the king and features spectacular processions,
a light and sound show, folk entertainment and sales
of local products.
Princess Mother Park in Bueng Phlan Chai, March
The fair features a procession highlighting the 13 episodes
depicted in the Buddhist text(Mahachat Jataka). The
story, lights and sound presentation, demonstration,
as well as the sales of local delicacies are among the
Poi Sang Long
Mae Hong Son, 1st-3rd April, 2000
Poi Sang Long is a religious ceremony procession of
the Thai Yai, displaying colorful procession, and offering
gifts while parading through the town.
Tel:(053) 248-604,(053) 248-607,(053) 241-466
Thailand, Early April
Thailand's premier beach resort celebrates with beauty
parades, floral floats, and special events. Highlights
include a spectacular beachside firework display.