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Whats happening in Chiang Mai during October 2017?

There are countless festivals and special events held in Thailand throughout the year.
Some of the best-known annual Chiang Mai special events.are listed here. Note: Unless stated, these are not public holidays.


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MID AUTUMN (MOON) FESTIVAL

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 is the Mid Autumn Festival takes place on the full moon closest to the autumn equinox. The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. It is celebrated with Chinese communities across Thailand. Shops will sell special moon cakes to mark the occasion.
Moon Fesival Chiang Mai





THOD KATHIN

Saturday, 7 October, 2017 is Thod Kathin or Kathina, which is held on the first day after the full moon of the eleventh Thai lunar month. This is celebrated by colorful processions and temple activities especially in parts of Northeastern Thailand and Laos. The presentation of Monks’ robes after the rains retreat is the central Buddhist activity. Note that Kathin is a lunar month-long event that takes place throughout Thailand where people return to their families and go to the Temple events as well as local gatherings.
Thod Kathin Festival





VEGETARIAN FESTIVAL 2017

Friday, 20 October to Saturday, 28 October, 2017 the Thailand Vegetarian Festival 2017 takes place for nine days. (Some Thai people will hold the precepts for a total of 10 days.) This festival officially starts on 20 October, but some events begin a day or two before, and can continue a day after, depending on the temples and organizing committee involved. The date is calculated as the 15th day of the waning of the 10th month of the Thai lunar calendar.
Vegetarian Festival





CHULALONGKORN DAY

Monday, 23 October, 2017 is Chulalongkorn Day, and this commemorates one of the most revered of past Thai rulers. King Chulalongkorn is credited with keeping Thailand free while most of the surrounding counties fell under the power of foreign control.
Chulalongkorn Day





Events for November 2017
Loy Krathong Festival
Dates: November 2 – 4, 2017

Each year the Loi Krathong Festival features activities at various venues throughout the city such boat races on the Mae Ping River, Yipeng lantern procession and contest, Beauty contest, and Krathong parades and contests. The dates of the Loy Krathong Festival always cause plenty of confusion. They change every year depending on the full moon. Loy Krathong is not an official public holiday in Thailand. The Loy Krathong Festival is one of the most interesting and fascinating festivals in Thailand. We offer a scheduled Chiang Mai Loy Krathong package tour.
Loi Krathong Festival






Rainy day activities

7 things to do if its raining:
i. Go to the cinema
ii. Get wetter and go swimming
iii. Go to one of the many shopping malls - some old and some really new.
iv. Go bowling 4th Floor Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Centre
v.  Do a cookery course
vi. Eat - so many places. You could even do a tour of the city by enjoying one dish here, and another there. Get the idea?
vii. Visit the  Old City Cultural  Center, and other heritage museums and centuries old temples.

Ask our staff for more information on any of these suggestions.
7 great things to do when its wet

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