Friday, January 28, 2011

Festivals in Thailand - March

:: Pattaya International Music Festival
When:March 2011
Where:Pattya Beach, Chonburi
A full programme of concerts, featuring international and local musicians, at this popular beach resort.
:: Maha Jessadabodin Cultural River Fair
When:March – April 2011
Held at Chaloem Prakiat Waraviharn Temple and Golden Jubilee Commemoration Park, Bang Si Muang, Muang, Nonthaburi, the fair features music performance, films, traditional games, Thai opera, local products (OTOP) and other entertainment.
:: International Kite Festival
When:March 2011
See the sky adorned with a variety of shapes and vivid colours of more than 100 kites from 23 countries around the world. There are also Thai kite exhibition, acrobatic performance, satellite kite from Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency, radio-control small plane, parachute performance and many more.
:: Phanom Rung Ascending Traditional Ceremony
When:March - April 2011
Set on the rim of an extinct volcano, Phanom Rung is the Khmer stone temple complex, the work of articulate architecture, art and religious belief. Witness the splash of sunlight during the sunset that can be seen accurately through 15 doors of the castle which makes the distinct to the festival. This phenomenon happens at 06.30 pm. during 2 – 4 April 2010, only 4 times a year. There are also a rally in the morning and a procession of the sacred deities and light & sound show in the evening, folk music performance, drawing demonstration, mini marathon competition, traditional market, local products (OTOP).
:: Thao Suranari’s Victory Celebration
When:March - April 2011
Where:Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat)
Procession and dances are performed in order to celebrate the victory of Thao Suranari or Ya Mo, the Lady who successfully plotted to harass the Laotian troop during their captivation in 1826. There are also torch running, fireworks display at 4 City Gates, food fair, Korat traditional dresses, Korat in the Past exhibition, light & sound presentation under the theme the history of Korat at Suranri Stadium.
:: Trat Independence Day
When:March 2011
The event is held at the Provincial Town Hall to mark the day the province returned to Thai sovereignty after French occupation by the diplomatic discussion between King Rama V and France. In the event, historical play is performed. Local product stalls, exhibitions from state and private organization, folk games and sports show, music performance and other stage performances.

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