Thailand’s April 2023 Festivals and Events Promise an Exciting Month Ahead with World-Famous Songkran Thai New Year Celebrations and Other Cultural Festivals.
Thailand is gearing up for an exciting and enchanting month of April with various cultural, traditional, and modern-day festivities. The traditional Thai New Year of Songkran takes centre stage this month, along with many other remarkable festivals, sports events, concerts, and special occasions.
The world-famous Songkran Thai New Year is the biggest and most important of Thailand’s annual festivals. It is a time when family comes. First, respect is paid to seniors, and people visit the temples to take part in traditional ceremonies. The festival is officially observed as a three-day national holiday from 13-15 April, although some locations stage unique local festivities a little later. Songkran Festival was named by the International Festivals and Events Association ASIA as one of the three major festivals of Asia in 2021.
Visitors to Thailand during this time can enjoy the festival’s festivities across various locations, including the SIAM Songkran Music Festival in Bangkok, the Ban Nong Khao Songkran Festival in Kanchanaburi, the King Rama II Memorial Park Songkran Festival in Samut Songkhram, the Sangkhlaburi-Mon Songkran Festival in Kanchanaburi, and the Paweni Pi Mai Muang Chiang Mai Songkran Festival in Chiang Mai.
Apart from Songkran, visitors can also participate in various other cultural, traditional, and religious festivities in April, including the Poi Sang Long novice ordination tradition, ‘Disney100Village’, 3rd Muang Boran Light Fest 2023, Van Gogh Alive, Kaeng Khoi WW2 Festival, Isan Creative Festival 2023, and Phanom Rung Light Phenomenon (Sunrise).
Sports enthusiasts can join the Samui Midnight Run 2023 in Ko Samui, Surat Thani, and the Phuket Bike Week 2023 at Patong Beach, Phuket. Music lovers can groove to the beats of the NangLay Beach Party and Music Festival in Phetchaburi, Rolling Loud Thailand in Chon Buri, and the Sand Pagoda Ceremony on Songkran’s Lai Day 2023 in Chon Buri. Visitors can also catch the Ice Magic: Fantasy on Ice (Thailand) show at The Market Bangkok.
To enhance the visitor experience, Thailand has arranged excursion train trips to various locations, including the Kaeng Khoi WW2 Festival, Paed Riu Town’s Mango and Agricultural Products Fair, the Ancient Capital City of Ayutthaya, and Ratchaburi. For more information, visitors can contact the State Railway of Thailand Hotline at 1690.
Thailand’s April 2023 Festivals and Events promise an exciting month ahead for tourists and locals alike. With various cultural, traditional, and modern-day festivities, visitors can expect to have a memorable time in Thailand.
Written by: Supaporn Pholrach (Joom)