Monday, February 7, 2011

Festivals in Thailand - December

:: King’s Cup Regattadiv
When:1st week December 2011
Where:Throughout Thailand
Asia’s most popular yachting regatta, attracting hundreds of boats for racing around Phuket and for serious evening partying by crews and enthusiasts.
:: HM The King’s Birthday
When:5 December 2011
Where:Throughout Thailand
This national holiday is celebrated everywhere, by all Thais, with acts of homage to their beloved monarch. In Bangkok, at sunset, people line the central streets with lit candles as a gesture of respect and solidarity. Many buildings are decorated with lights and displays of tribute featuring pictures of The King.
:: Constitution Day
When:10 December 2011
Where:Throughout Thailand
Observed in celebration of the nation’s original transformation, in 1932, from an absolute, to constitutional monarchy.
:: Christmas
When:24-25 December 2011
Where:Throughout Thailand
Not officially a holiday in Thailand, but a good reason to give and receive presents and to hold parties, enjoyed by everyone. Department stores hold big sales and decorations are lavish.
:: Isan Grand Kite Festival
When:31 December 2011 - 1 January 2012
After harvesting the crop at the beginning of December, the Grand Kite Festival is held. Every village will create kites and bring them to the competition. The contestants’ kites must have wings at least 2.5 meters wide. The winning kite is the best decorated one with good sound of the flight and the movement of the flight. There are kite parade, beauty pageant with the candidates from all over the region as well as local product stalls.
:: New Year
When:31 December 2011 - 1 January 2012
Where:Throughout Thailand
This national holiday honours King Chulalongkorn, Rama V, one of Thailand’s most revered monarchs, who died in 1910. Ceremonies and presentations of floral wreaths are held at his statues.

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