Bangkok - What's On When?
January - Chinese New Year
Bangkok's Chinatown has dragon processions, lion dancing, fireworks and plenty of food for this celebration.
February - Makha Bucha
The first of three Buddhist Lunar holidays in Bangkok during 2014. The Makha Bucha celebrates & honours the Buddha and his teachings - at every temple in the country people gather to 'wien tien'(walk around the temple three times with a lotus flower, incense sticks and a candle)>
March - Bangkok International Fashion Fair
Fashion shows and fairs with 700 companies across 1000 booths at the Impact Exhibition & Convention Centre.
April - Songkran Festival
During this Thai New Year festival people soak each other in the streets with water guns, buckets, etc.
May - Visakha Bucha
A holy day celebrating different occasions in Buddha's life, with candlelit processions and chanting.
June - International Festival of Dance and Music
A colourfuk festival with live performances by international musicians in venues throughout Bangkok
July - Asalaha Bucha Day& Khao Phansa
Candlelit processions take place on this holy day that commenorates Buddha's first sermon. Alcohol is banned.
August - Queen's Birthday Celebrations
Watch the processions & dancing at the Grand Palace and and along Ratchadamnern Avenue during this royal celebration.
September - Full Moon Festival
Experience one of Thailand's famous Full moon festivals in it's party capital Bangkok.
October - Chulalongkorn Day
A public holiday to commemerate the death of King Chulalongkorn with a ceremony at Royal Plaza.
November - World Film Festival of Bangkok
Over 80 independent films from across the world are screened, mainly at the Paragon Cineplex.
December - Trooping of the Colours
The Royal Guard perform their ceremonial parade in Royal Plaza in honour of the Thai king's birthday.