Your guide to what’s on in Thailand during July 2021 with key events and festivals to look out for in Thailand plus Thai-themed events in the UK and Ireland.
The current worldwide health concerns relating to coronavirus (Covid-19) means that some upcoming events in Thailand may be postponed or rescheduled.
UK & Ireland
The Alfresco Theatre, Marlow
Magic of Thailand Festival: Manchester
Enjoy a little taste of Thailand with the Magic of Thailand Festival which is taking place this summer at locations around the country. A fun family event with games, art and craft activities and Thai food and produce.
Location: Platt Fields Park, Platt Lane, Manchester
July 31-August 1
Magic of Thailand Festival: Cambridge
Location: Parker’s Piece, Cambridge
Asahna Bucha Day (public holiday)
One of the most important events in the Buddhist calendar, Asahna Bucha Day commemorates the occasion when Buddha delivered his first sermon.
The day after Asahna Bucha is known as Wan Khao Phansa and marks the start of the three-month ‘Phansa’ period which is sometimes referred to as ‘Buddhist Lent’. This is the rains retreat period when monks traditionally stay within the confines of their own temple.
Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival
For Asahna Bucha and Khao Phansa there is a tradition for Thai Buddhists to donate candles to their local temple. This ancient tradition has since morphed into elaborate candle festivals with the most famous being the Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival in North-East Thailand.
Birthday of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) (public holiday)
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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