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Festivaler i Thailand på dansk

Mange festivaler er knyttet til buddhismen eller Brahman ritualer og følger en månekalender.

Den thailandske nytår eller Songkran, fejres i midten af april til »badning 'Buddha billeder, for at vise respekt til munke og ældste med overbrusning afvand over deres hænder, og generelt spøjte en masse vand i luften for sjov. Forvent at blive gennemblødt, medmindre du ønsker at sidde og se det sjove i et hotelværelse.

Thailand fejrer såning og høst af ris. Til at starte den officielle ris-plantning sæson i begyndelsen af maj, kongen deltager i en gammel Brahman ritual i et stort område i det centrale Bangkok. The Rocket Festival afholdes i maj i landets nordøstlige del, til at bruge en flygtig blanding af bambus og krudt overbevise himlen for at sende regn til den nye ris sæson. Rishøsten fra september frem til maj fører til glade lokale fester i hele Thailand.

Festivaler i Thailand på dansk

 

Vegetar Festival fejres i Phuket og Trang, hvor fromme kinesiske buddhister spiser kun vegetarmad og kører i ni dage fra slutningen af september til tidlig oktober. Merit for øje processioner er de mest synlige udtryk for denne festival, men der er også ceremonier på kinesiske templer. Elephant Roundup i Surin i november er en Elefant festival populær med den slags mennesker, der nyder at se pachyderms spille fodbold. Loi Krathong Festival, er afholdt efter regntiden, normalt i november, hvor folk sender udsmykkede levende lys i blomsterflåder ud i floden, søer og andre vandveje for at bringe lykke for det kommende år.

Thai Calendar

I 1940, flyttede Thailand sin nytårsdag fra 13 april-1 Januar. Den gamle nytår er stadig en ferie kaldes Songkran. År medregnes i de buddhistiske æra (BE), som startede 543 år tidligere end den kristne æra, derfor 2010 er året 2553

New Year's Day, 1st January

I Thailand er der tre nytårs dage. Den vestlige, den 1.Jan, det kinesiske nytår den første dag i den første Lunar måned, normalt i februar og det thailandske nytår præget af Songkhran festival i april. Thaierne udveksle normalt gaver d. 1. januar.

January  -  Legends of a Kingdom

Mekong Sunrise The First Sunrise of the Land  Ubon Ratchatani and Amnat Charoen 1st December 2003 - 31st February 2004 San Kamphang: Land of arts and craftsmanship  San Kamphang, Chiang Mai 16th - 18th January 2004 River of Kings  Bangkok 22nd January - 8th February Bangkok Film Festival  Bangkok 22nd January - 2nd February

February  -  Flower Paradise

Flower Festival  Chiang Mai city, Chiang Mai 6th - 8th February Carnival and Fireworks   Pattaya City, Chonburi 13th - 15th February

March  - Summer Music and Sports

Thai Kite, Sports and Music Festival  Sanam Luang, Bangkok 1st March - 2nd April International Drums Festival  Sanam Luang, Bangkok 5th - 7th March ASEAN Zebra Dove Cooing Competition  Yala Town, Yala 5th - 7th March Pattaya Music Festival  Pattaya City, Chonburi 19th - 21st March Thai and International Kite Festival  Hua Hin, Prachuap Kiri Khan 13-14th March

April  - Songkran Spendours

Songkran (Thailand) From Wikipedia

 Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Fair Chiang Mai City 1st - 9th April Songkran Festival  All provinces 13th - 15th April

May  - Thai Fruit Festival

Royal Poughing Ceremony 
 
Sanam Luang, Bangkok 7th May

 Trad Fruits and Products Festival
  Trad City, Trad May

 Rayong Fruits and Products Festival 
 Rayong City, Rayong May - June

 Chantaburi Fruits and Products Festival  
Chantaburi City, Chantaburi May - June

 Rocket Festival 
 Yasathon City, Yasathon 14th - 16th May

 Visakha Bucha Festival - Beginning of Buddhist Lent 

Bangkok and most provinces 14th - 16th May

June  - Green Adventure

Samui Festival
 Samui Island, Surathani June

Krajiew Flower Festival  
Chaiyapum 15th June - 31st July

Hua Hin Jazz Festival 
Hua Hin, Prachuap Kiri Khan 18th - 20th June

 Phi Ta Khon Festival  
Dan Sai, Loei 19th - 21st June


 

July  - Timeless Thailand Elegance

International Pattaya Marathon 
 Pattaya City, Chonburi 18th July

Flower Alms Offering Festival  
Phra Phuttabat, Saraburi 31st July - 1st August



Candle Festival  
Ubon Ratchathani City, Ubon Ratchthani 31st July - 1st August

August  - Fun Fair

The Queen's Birthday - Mother's Day 
Nationwide 12th August
 
Mountain Bike Championship 2004
 Bhumipon Dam, Tak 28th - 29th August

Songkhla Marathon
 Singhanakhon, Songkhla 29th August < September  - Boat Races/b>

King's Cup Elephant Polo
  Somdej Phra Srisuriyothai Camp, Prachuap Kirikan 8th - 12th September

 King's Cup Ko Lae Boat Race
  Narathiwat City, Narathiwat 21st - 25th September

Yarowat Food Festival 
 Yarowat (China Town), Bangkok 25th September

October  The Magnificent Mekong River

Vegetarian Festival 
Phuket Island 13th - 22nd October

 Illuminated Boat Procession 
 Nakon Phanom City, Nakon Phanom 23rd - 27th October

Rup Bua Festival
 
Bang Phli, Samut Prakan  26th - 28th October


Buffalo Race 
Chonburi City, Chonburi 27th October

Naga Fireball Festival 
Phon Pisai, Nong Khai 28th October  

November  - Loy Krathong

Bua Tong Festival 
Khun Yaum, Mae Hong Son 14th - 16th May

 Sunflower Festival 
Lopburi and Saraburi 1st November - 14th February 2005

Nan Long-tailed Boat Races 
Nan City , Nan 6th - 7th November

Surin Elephant Round up 
Surin City, Surin 20th - 21st November

Loy Krathong & Candle Festival
S
ukhomthai and Nationwide 22nd - 26th November

Yi Peng Lantern Festival

Chiang Mai City, Chiang Mai 25th - 27th November

Ploenchit Fair

Suan Suapa, opposite Suan Amporn on Rachadamnoen Nok Road, Bangkok. Fun for all the family with a taste of Great Britain.

December  - Thailand Extravaganza & Royal Ceremonies

Of all the wonders of Thailand nothing can equal the love and respect of the people for their King

Trooping of the Colour
 Their Majesties the King and Queen preside over this annual event which is held in the Royal Plaza, Bangkok. 2nd December

H.M. King's Birthday - Father's Day

People demonstrate their respect for King with flags, displays and other tributes. Sanam Luang, Bangkok 5th December

Constitution Day

This marks the day in 1932, when the monarchy became constitutional, the very beginning of democracy on Thailand. 10th December

Fishing Festival

Trat province 10th - 12th December

Ayutthaya World Heritage Celebration

Phra Nakon, Si Ayutthaya 13th - 19th December

Night Paradise and Countdown to 2005

Had Yai, Song Khla 31st December

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