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Special events in Chiang Mai

 
 

Bo Sang Umbrella Festival

January
Held at the Bo Sang Handicraft Centre, the festival features paper products, particularly painted paper parasols, cultural shows, beauty contests and a parade showing traditional ways of life.

Flower Festival

February
This 3-day event, held on the first Friday and weekend of February, coincides with the blossoming of Chiang Mai's temperate and tropical flowers. Festivities include a parade of floral floats, ornamental garden flower contests, beauty pageants, music and dancing. The parade begins at Chiang Mai Railway Station, passes over Nawarat Bridge and ends at Nong Buak Hat Park.

 

Songkran Chiang Mai
Songkran Chiang Mai
Songkran Chiang Mai

Songkran Festival

April 13-15
The Thai New Year is celebrated with particular gusto in Chiang Mai. Among the events are a parade of the revered Phra Phutthasihing Buddha image around Chiang Mai town for ritual bathing, sand pagoda-making, blessing of elders, and water splashing.

 

Doi Suthep Pilgrimage

May
The Buddhist festival of Visakha Puja is celebrated with a candlelit procession to the temple on Doi Suthep.

 

Yi Peng Festival

Yi Peng Festival

Late October l Early November
Coinciding with the Loi Krathong Festival on the full-moon night of the 12th  lunar month, the event features the release of lanterns into the sky to worship the gods. There are also fireworks, lantern contests, and beauty pageants.

 

 
 

 

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