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Bangkok Festival - Events
Bangkok Festivals and Events Guide - TravelPuppy.com
The following is a listing of festival - events in Bangkok in 2005-2006:
New Year’s Day Celebrations traditionally begin with merit-making in the mornings, when Buddhists take gifts of incense, flowers or donations to the temples, followed by parties and entertainment around Sanam Luang for the rest of the day, 1 Jan, Sanam Luang area
Bangkok International Film Festival Bangkok International Film Festival
Makha Puja Buddhist Holy day featuring various day and night candlelit ceremonies. February, temples around the city
International Kite Festival Kite fighting and demonstrations, March and April, Sanam Luang
International Bangkok Motor Show International Bangkok Motor Show Mar/Apr,
Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition
Bangkok Fringe Festival Innovative theatre productions, April, Patravadi Theatre
Songkran (Thai New Year) Religious ceremonies and public festivities involving lots of water, April.
Coronation Day Public holiday, 5 May
Royal Ploughing Ceremony Celebration of the start of the rice-growing season, May
Visakha Puja Buddhist holiday, May
Asarnha Puja Day/Khao Phansa Day Commemorates Buddha’s first sermon and the beginning of Buddhist Lent, July, temples around the city
Queen’s Birthday Celebrations Public holiday with display of lights decorating public buildings, 12 August, throughout the city
Chulalongkorn Day Public holiday in memory of Rama V, 23 October
Bangkok Marathon Late November, Sanam Chai
King’s Birthday Celebrations Public holiday with display of lights decorating public buildings, 5 Dec, throughout the city
Constitution Day Marks the start of the constitutional monarchy, 10 Dec
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