Your guide to what’s on in Thailand during October 2022 with key events and festivals to look out for in Thailand plus Thai-themed events in the UK and Ireland.
30 September-2 October
25 September to 5 October
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
The Vegetarian Festival is celebrated at various locations in Thailand including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Phuket and Trang. The biggest and most elaborate festival takes place in Phuket. Also known as the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a wonderful mix of tradition and shock factor.
10 October (probable date)
Awk Phansa marks the end of the Buddhist Phansa Rains Retreat period (Buddhist Lent). In different regions of the country, Awk Phansa is celebrated with local festivals which celebrate the culture and traditions of that region.
HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day (public holiday)
Commemorating the passing of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX)
Chulalongkorn Day (public holiday)
Commemorating one of Thailand’s most revered monarchs, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V)
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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