Your guide to what’s on in Thailand during January 2021 with key events and festivals to look out for in Thailand plus Thai-themed events in the UK and Ireland.
New Year’s Day (public holiday)
Children’s Day (Wan Dek) in Thailand is celebrated annually on the second Saturday in January. It’s a popular day for family trips with free entry for children at a number of attractions and special events laid on to entertain the youngsters.
The importance of teachers is noted with Teachers’ Day (Wan Kru) in January. Not only will students pay respects, but teachers themselves also mark the occasion by honouring their first teachers.
Bo Sang Umbrella Festival, Chiang Mai
Acknowledging local artisans and old traditions, the Bo Sang Umbrella and Sankhampaeng Crafts Festival takes place just outside the city of Chiang Mai on the third weekend in January.
Sunflower fields in bloom at Khun Yuam, Mae Hong Son
Head to the mountains of Mae Hong Son province during the cool season months to witness a stunning display of sunflowers at Khun Yuam.
Red Lotus Lake, Udon Thani
Nature lovers travelling in North-East Thailand should take the chance to visit the gorgeous Red Lotus Lake in Udon Thani province.
dates to be confirmed
Concert in the Park, Bangkok
Hosted by the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, a series of free outdoor concerts takes place on most Sundays during the cool season months (December to mid-February). The venue is Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park (previously at Lumpini Park).
Events in Thailand aren’t always confirmed until much nearer the time. We will add details of more events when dates are known.
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