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Bangkok Festival

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 Centre
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 :
Late November, Sanam Chai
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