Your guide to what’s on in Thailand during March 2020 with key events and festivals to look out for in Thailand plus Thai-themed events in the UK and Ireland.
Wai Kru Ceremony at Wat Bang Phra, Nakhon Pathom
Sometimes referred to as the ‘Magic Tattoo Festival’, thousands of people travel to Wat Bang Phra to recharge their sacred sak yant tattoos. The temple is located to the west of Bangkok.
Kolour in the Park, near Bangkok
Kolour in the Park describes itself as an all-day, multi-genre music festival. There will be plenty to see and do at this popular event hosted just outside Bangkok at the Thai Wake Park in Pathum Thani province.
World’s Largest Parade of Food Trucks, near Bangkok
Food lovers in the Bangkok area are in for treat in March with more than 200 food trucks ready to line up at the Lakeside, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. In addition to the food trucks there will be mini-concerts, lucky draws and lots of fun. This event is aiming to establish a new Guinness World Record by surpassing the current record of 121 food trucks which was set in 2014 in Florida, USA.
Changing Costume of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok
In this traditional royal ceremony to mark the changing of the seasons, HM the King changes the costume of the Emerald Buddha from winter attire to summer. The most important Buddha image in Thailand is housed at Wat Phra Kaeo, part of the Grand Palace complex in Bangkok.
National Thai Elephant Day
Thailand’s national animal is celebrated annually on March 13. National Thai Elephant Day recognises the important role the elephant has played in Thai history and culture.
Ayutthaya World Heritage Fair
Organised to celebrate the historical significance of the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya. Thai and foreign tourists attending the event are encouraged to wear traditional Thai clothing. Highlights of the event include a grand opening procession and a light and sound presentation at Wat Maha That.
National Muay Thai Day
Also known as ‘Boxer’s Day’, Muay Thai Day celebrates Thailand’s national sport with Muay Thai gyms and stadiums across the country hosting special events.
Thailand Grand Prix 2020 MotoGP, Buriram
The cream of the motorbike racing world will be heading to Buriram in North-East Thailand where the Chang International Circuit will host Round 2 of the MotoGP.
Trat Marathon 2020
The small city of Trat on Thailand’s East Coast hosts a range of running events spanning distances that range from 5k to the full marathon.
to be confirmed
Rayong Kite Festival
Held at Lam Mae Pim Beach in the East Coat province of Rayong. Visitors can witness hundreds of colourful kites being flown by experts from around the world. Fun for all the family, learn how to make a kite and discover the history of kites in Thailand.
to be confirmed
Pattaya International Music Festival
usually held mid-March
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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