Your guide to what’s on in Thailand during February 2024 with key events and festivals to look out for in Thailand plus Thai-themed events in the UK and Ireland.
Chiang Mai Flower Festival
Taking place over the first weekend in February, the Chiang Mai Flower Festival is one of the most colourful festivals in Thailand. Featuring floral decorations, street parades, local markets and music concerts, this is a fun event for all the family.
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Chinese Lunar New Year
Over the centuries there has been a history of Chinese immigration to Thailand and around 15% of the Thai population today are of Chinese descent. Although the Chinese Lunar New Year isn’t an official holiday in Thailand, it is celebrated with gusto in some areas of the country. Street parades, cultural performances, and firecrackers help to welcome in the new year in locations including Bangkok’s Chinatown, Phuket and Chiang Mai. February 2024 ushers in the Year of the Dragon.
Trang Underwater Wedding
Thailand is one of the most romantic destinations in the world for weddings and honeymoons. Since the mid-1990s, Southern Thailand has also been the location for a wedding ceremony with a difference in the form of the Trang Underwater Wedding. This unique way of getting hitched was originally meant to be a one-off event for a small group of scuba divers, but since that first event the popularity of the underwater wedding has continued to increase. In 2000, the event in Trang province was officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest underwater wedding in the world.
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Makha Bucha Day
Celebrated nationwide, Makha Bucha Day is a public holiday in Thailand. The date varies each year depending on the lunar calendar and in 2022 falls on February 16. Makha Bucha Day commemorates the event where 1,250 of the Buddha’s disciples spontaneously gathered to hear him preach.
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Throughout February until April 2024
Thailand Biennale, Chiang Rai
The international art exhibition is being hosted in the northern province of Chiang Rai. Featuring works from local and international artists, Chiang Rai will be a hub of creativity throughout the Biennale.
4, 18 & 25 February
Concert in the Park, Bangkok
Free entertainment courtesy of the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (RBSO) with outdoor concerts on most Sundays from mid-December through to the beginning of March at Lumpini Park in Bangkok. Concerts scheduled to start at 5.30 PM. Check with the RBSO Facebook page for full details.
Events in Thailand aren’t always confirmed until much nearer the time. We will add details of more events when the dates are known.
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