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POPULAR ANNUAL
EVENTS IN THAILAND


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Bo Sang/San Kamphaeng Handicrafts Fair in January


Bo Sang village in San Kamphaeng district of Chiang Mai is renowned as the "umbrella village" on account of its exquisitely hand-painted paper umbrellas. Every January, the village will organize the Bo Sang Umbrella Fair & San Kamphaeng Handicrafts Festival, featuring umbrella making and painting as well as and other handicraft products.

During the fair, all shops and stores will be vividly decorated in the Lanna Thai style, and turn Bo Sang into a picturesque village. The fair features colorful umbrella making and painting, contests, exhibitions, as well as cultural performances, sales of handicraft products, and a Miss Bo Sang beauty contest.


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Chiang Mai Flower Festival in February


The north is noted for its rich variety of flowering plants, particularly temperate-climate specimens which bloom during this cool month. Chiang Mai, Thailand has been called “The Rose of the North,” and it’s especially true during the first weekend of February. One of the most popular annual festivals is the Chiang Mai Flower Festival. The locals in Chiang Mai never miss this special event, and it also draws tourists from allover the country.



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Songkran Festival in April from 13th-15th

Songkran is the traditional Thai New, an occassion when families reunite to pay respect to the parents and elderly by pouring water on the hands and, in return, the elderly give out blessings. Songkran celebrations include religious ceremonies, water pouring and public festivities, such as beauty contests, parades and marching bands.

Anyone who ventures out on the streets is likely to get a thorough soaking, but all in a spirit of goodwill, blessing and fun, which can be refreshing at the peak of the hot season.

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Southampton Thai Festival

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POPULAR ANNUAL EVENTS IN THAILAND

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Pattaya Music Festival
in March


Thailand's biggest music festival held in the famous beach resort of Pattaya. The Festival invites all music lovers, including tourists to enjoy the first summer's breeze. Among many other entertainments, Rock, Pop, Jazz, or Hip Hop can it be fun for all. Pattaya Music Festival can be a wonderful way to enjoy your weekend. Held generally in the month of March every year,

Pattaya Music Festival is held in the evenings. Tourists also enjoy the gala bonanza and participate actively in the hip-hop dances of the crowd. This annual event emphasizes the love for music by the city dwellers who make most of the event.


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Hua Hin Jazz Festival in June

Jazz music lovers head towards Hua Hin in June where they can enjoy a music festival that delivers the best jazz and blue bands from around Asia.Hua Hin has been associated with the country’s jazz community since the 1950s and the jazz festival is organised annually in honour of the musical talents of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.



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Loi Krathong Festival in November

Loi Krathong is an old ritual in which the Thai people ask for forgiveness and blessing from Goddess of the River (Phra Mae Kongkha).On this particular night, on nearly every expanse of water, be it a river, lake or the ocean, you'll notice thousands of lights. Drifting across the water like fairy dreams. Gently flickering, dipping and dancing in the breeze as they go, making a spectacular sight.Thailand's 'festival of lights'.

Held yearly, on the evening of the twelfth lunar month, it is the time of year when the waters around the country become alive with candlelight and look not unlike massive fairy ballrooms.



Thai Festivals and EventsIt is estimated that there are well over thirty thousand Thais living in the UK (2008 ONS estimate) which helps to ensure the festival season stays as popular as ever. There are several well established annual Thai Festivals in the UK which help to promote the culture of Thailand. Let us know if you are organising an event yourself and we will be happy to help you promote it on these pages for you for free..
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2010 events

Amthai Festival 2010 Wimbledon - 29th AUGUST

amthai festival 2010

FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF THE EVENT CLICK HERE

festival@amthai.co.uk

For participation, sponsorship and stall booking please call
Tel: 07886 359750

Thai Family Free Fun Day
A regular annual event the amthai festival brings together a perfect blend of Thai music and culture.

Organised by amthai (the first Thai newspaper in the UK), this one day festival is one of the most popular Thai events in the UK. The free event will help to promote the diverse culture of Thailand.

It gives you the opportunity to experience authentic Thai culture including Thai blue music, Thai massage, Thai cultural performances, Thai products and of course Thai foods. There will also be stalls selling Thai goods and crafts.

Admission is free and is an ideal family day out.


Wimbledon Park, London SW19 7DZ Sunday 29th August 2010 11am - 7pm

Chiswick Thai Festival 2010 - 22nd AUGUST

Chiswick Thai FEstival

"Let us transport you to Thailand for a day to experience the charm and culture that Thailand offers"

FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF THE EVENT AND DETAILS OF HOW TO GET THERE CLICK HERE

Chiswick Thai Festival
Opening with a Buddhist ceremony followed by traditional dance shows, muay thai boxing and much more live entertainment, you can enjoy the day and savour the delights of authentic Thai food,
Thai beer and drinks.

There will a large choice of things to buy including arts and crafts, clothing, groceries and even a Holiday for two people to Thailand by entering the prize draw.

Admission is free for under 12's and adult are £3

Starting at 10.00 in the morning the festival provides a full day of entertainment and concludes in the evening after some Thai singing and dancing.

Chiswick Common Park W4 1RZ. Sunday 22nd August from 10am-7.00pm

Canterbury Thai Fest 2010 - 21st AUGUST

Canterbury Thai Fest

Canterbury Thai Festival St Georges Street, Canterbury
Free admission to this event which has been organised by the Thai Society.

Featuring a Thai musical instruments show and a Thai dancing performance. There will also be a fashion show and food and drinks will be available as well as a girft shop and activities.

Come along and enjoy an afternoon of Thai culture and wonderful food and don't forget to bring your friends.

St Georges Street, Canterbury. Saturday 21st August 2010 12.00 - 6.00pm

Southsea Thai Festival 2010 - 15th AUGUST

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FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF THE EVENT CLICK HERE

suesouthsea@hotmail.co.uk

For participation, sponsorship and stall booking please call
Tel: 0751 956 3320

Thai food and crafts festival
Organised by the Thai Solent Society the Southsea Thai Festival is a regular event which proves to be more popular each year.

There will be Thai food and crafts, live music, traditional Thai dance, Thai costume contest, children's activities, refreshments and a Thai boxing demonstration.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Further information is available by contacting the organisers on the number shown.

It is sure to be an entertaining day out for the whole family.


Castle Fields, Southsea Seafront Portsmouth
PO5 3NS Sunday 15th August from 11am

Bournemouth Thai Summer Fair 2010 - 1st AUGUST

Thai summer fair

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Thai summer fair

Bournemouth Thai School
Mrs. Piyanan Tepnarin

Tel : 01202 300 916:
piyanan@tiscali.co.uk

www.thaisummerfair.co.uk

2010 Thai's Summer Fair
This year marks the Thai Summer Fair’s 7th anniversary. The fair will be held at King’s Park, Boscombe, Bournemouth on Sunday the 1st August 2010 from 10.00 am. - 18.00 pm. The Thai Summer Fair has become a very popular event in the Bournemouth’s Summer Calendar, attracting 5-6 thousand people in previous year, with even more anticipated this year.

Traditional Thai Classical Dancing,Thai Food,Thai Souvenirs, Thai Massage and Thai Fruits Carving, Demonstration Thai Food and Thai Boxing, etc.

Click here to download a leaflet of the event

The Bournemouth Thai Summer Fair has now established itself as the most prestigious Thai fair in the U.K.

King’s Park, Boscombe, Bournemouth on Sunday the 1st August 2010 from 10.00 am. - 18.00 pm

Click here to download directions to the event

Battersea Park Thai Festival 2010 London - 25th JULY

battersea park Thai Festival

FOR FULL DETAILS OF THE EVENT CLICK HERE

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
EMAIL: thaiuktrust@live.co.uk

The British Genius Site, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ
Tickets £4 and is FREE for children under 1.2metres.
www.thaifestival.org.uk

The Thai Festival Battersea Park London
This one-day spectacular atttracts over 15,000 visitors and has been running for over 12 years. The Thai Festival provides an exciting insight into Thailand and its culture. Thai restaurants will showcase traditional Thai dishes prepared on the spot by chefs from Thai restaurants nationwide. There will be plenty of Thai beer and Thai wine to help refresh your palette. Supermarket stalls will be supplying all the ingredients you need to take away and recreate dishes at home. Browse the Thai handicraft stands for shopping and creative demonstrations. And last but not least, stunning performances of Thai national dance staged throughout the day, creating an a true Thai ambiance.

The Thai Festival is a wonderful family day out and is the perfect opportunity to experience a taste of Thailand in the heart of the capital.


Battersea Park, London
Sunday 25th July 2010
11am - 8pm

Warwick Thai Festival 2010 - 18th JULY

Warwick Thai Festival

FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF THE EVENT CLICK HERE

thefestival@hotmail.co.uk

The Warwick Thai Festival
An unusual but surprisingly successful fusion of cultures.

The Rotary Club of Warwick brings a dazzling display of Thai Tradition to the town centre.

The Market Place will come alive with a vibrant mix of Thai food, music and dance.

The Thai Festival is an unmissable opportunity to experience authentic Thai culture including classical Thai dancing, Thai puppet show, Thai boxing, sword fighting, handicrafts, entertainment, fruit carving and Thai massage.te Visit to London in 1960.


Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SA Sunday 18th July
10am-5pm

Ealing Common Thai Festival 2010 London - 13th JUNE

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FOR FULL DETAILS OF THE EVENT AND ADVANCE TICKETS CLICK HERE

FOR PICTURES OF PAST EVENTS PLEASE CLICK HERE

Thailand is world renowned for its delicate craftsmanship silks, and sophisticated artistry, so come down to the Thai Festival on Ealing Common and experience Thailand for yourselves.

The Thai Festival Ealing Common London
The Thai Festival comes to Ealing Common, bringing an authentic taste of South East Asian finery in association with the Thai Festival Organisation (TFO).

With over dozens of Thai craft stalls as well as Thai classical dancing, a Thai music circle, Thai Boxing demonstrations and Buddhist Temple exhibition, take the time to discover the heart of Thailand’s ancient culture and history. Moreover, the festival promises to entertain the whole family, with ornate fruit and vegetable carving, as well as face painting for younger enthusiasts.


Ealing Common, London
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th June 2010 11am - 6pm


Trafalgar Square Thai Festival 2010 London - 5th JUNE

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Visitors to the festival will enjoy traditional Thai dances from the four regions of Thailand by the Thai Dance Academy, authentic Thai puppet shows; and demonstrations of the world renown martial arts of “Muay Thai”, or Thai boxing.

Thailand at Trafalgar Square 2010
Thailand at Trafalgar Square is an unmissable opportunity to come together to enjoy a vast array of Thai cultural performances and more.
A free public festival taking place at the Trafalgar Square on Saturday 5th June 2010.

Organised by the Royal Thai Embassy in collaboration with the Office of Commercial Affairs, the Office of Tourism Authority of Thailand, and other Thai offices in the UK, the event aims to strengthen the presence of the Thai community in the UK, to promote Thai culture, food, trade and tourism and most importantly, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Thailand’s State Visit to London in 1960.


Trafalgar Square London
June 5th 2010
12 -8pm







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