Thai Festivals and Events in April 2013

Phra Nakhon Khiri Muang Phet Fair (28 Mar-6 April 2013)

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Phra Nakhon Khiri or Khao Wang hill has been the place of the annual fair of Phetchaburi for many years. As well as demonstrations of local craftsman and local wisdom the city will be beautifully lit with thousands of lights. Each night there will be a grand fireworks display.

Thai Red Cross Fair (29 March-6 April 2013)

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The Thai Red Cross Fair is scheduled for 29th March -6th April 2013 at Suan Amporn and a public square “The Royal Plaza.” There are over 200 organizations from both government and private sectors displaying their goods, activities, raffle games and entertainment.

Lampang Historical Train and Horse Carriage Festival (1-5 April 2013)

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Lampang province welcomes all visitors to its “Lampang Historical Train and Horse Carriage Festival,” to be held from 1 to 5 April 2013.

Chakri Memorial Day (6th April 2013)

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Chakri Memorial Day is observed on April 6 to commemorate the contribution of the kings of Chakri dynasty, who have been ruling Thailand since 1782. The day is a medium for the faithful people of Thailand to express their love and reverence to the mighty kings.

Songkran Festival 11-21 April 2013

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This national celebration of the traditional Thai New Year captures the imagination of travellers for both its cultural and fun attributes; the latter being enthusiastic bouts of water splashing between friends and relatives.

Phuket Bike Week 14-21 April 2013

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The 19th annual PHUKET BIKE WEEK 2013 “ASEAN Ride Together” is the biggest motorcycle event in Asia. This event attract over 5,000 motorcycles with more than 30,000 visitors from 26 countries.

Bangsaen Wan Lai Songkran Festival 16-17 April 2013

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With no shortage of sand to build sand-stupas on Bangsaen Beach, the stupa building contest is a predominant element of the Songkran festivities in Chon Buri.

Phra Pradaeng Songkran Festival 19-21 April 2013

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Phra Pradaeng in Samut Prakan Province is one of the few places in Thailand that celebrates the Songkran Festival in the Thai-Mon style, featuring a magnificent parade. Visitors can learn how to play saba, enjoy a Mon folk play, plus many other forms of entertainment, and see a procession of swan and centipede flags.