|What's On When
Mid-May to mid-June
Late September to early October
Late November to early December
Perhaps the most beautiful of all Thailand's festivals is Loy Krathong, where arrangements of flowers set with candles, incense
and a small coin are floated on the waters (river, lake or sea). This custom is officially traced back to Nang Noppamat, a
favourite queen of King Ramkhamhaeng, the great 13th-century ruler of Sukhothai, the first independent Thai kingdom. Nang
Noppamat first floated a krathong for her king and Thais have been floating them in their millions ever since.
Thailand has many festivals and temple fairs, especially between November and February. Dates for festivals vary from year to year, either due to the lunar calendar or because the local authorities decide to change dates.
Chinese New Year in January or February is not a public holiday, but most shops close.