Songkran (Thai New Year) - This is one of the biggest and most popular festivals in Thailand, celebrated from April 13-15 each year. It's a time for cleansing and renewal, with many people participating in water fights and other fun activities to symbolize washing away the old and welcoming the new.

Songkran festival

Loy Krathong (Festival of Lights) - This festival is held on the full moon night of the 12th lunar month (usually in November), and involves floating small, candlelit boats (krathongs) on bodies of water to symbolize letting go of negative energy and making wishes for the future.

Loy Krathong festival

Yi Peng (Lantern Festival) - Also held in November (usually around the same time as Loy Krathong), this festival involves releasing thousands of lanterns into the sky to symbolize letting go of negativity and bringing good luck and prosperity.

Lantern Festival Thailand

Vegetarian Festival - Held in October (dates vary), this festival is celebrated by many Thai-Chinese communities and involves abstaining from meat and other animal products for nine days, as well as participating in various rituals and ceremonies to purify the body and mind.

Vegetarian festival Thailand

Phi Ta Khon (Ghost Festival) - This festival is held in June or July (dates vary) in the town of Dan Sai, and involves participants dressing up in elaborate, colorful costumes and masks to represent spirits and ghosts.

Ghost festival Thailand

Boon Bang Fai (Rocket Festival) - Held in May (dates vary), this festival is celebrated in northeastern Thailand and involves launching homemade rockets into the sky to encourage rainfall for the upcoming planting season.

Rocket festival Thailand

Chiang Mai Flower Festival - Held in February, this festival celebrates the beauty of flowers with parades, exhibitions, and other events.

Chiang Mai flower festival

Buffalo Racing Festival - Held in October (dates vary) in Chonburi province, this festival involves traditional buffalo races, as well as other cultural activities such as Thai boxing and folk music performances.

Buffalo racing festival Thailand