Your guide to what’s on in Thailand during July 2022 with key events and festivals to look out for in Thailand plus Thai-themed events in the UK and Ireland.
29 June-3 July
Phuket Yachting Race Week
Phuket is the venue for a week of world-class yacht racing. One of the biggest and best sailing regattas in Asia also features beachside events hosted by Cape Panwa Hotel.
mid-June 1-3 July (dates to be confirmed)
Phi Ta Khon Ghost Festival, Loei
Held in the Dan Sai district of the north-east province of Loei, this colourful Isaan event celebrates the belief in ghosts and spirits as part of a merit-making festival.
Read more about the Phi Ta Khon Ghost Festival
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.
Ko Samui Yacht Regatta
Attracting the best yachts in Asia, Samui Regatta provides added glamour to the island of Ko Samui with a mix of sailing and socialising.
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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