What's On When?
January - Children's Day
A traditional day of fun for children with colourful costumes, singing, dancing and discounted entry to attractions such as theme parks.
February - Makha Bucha Day
An important Buddhist festival celebrated on the full-moon day of Magha.
March - Samui Fine Dining Festival
dining extravaganza is presented by a superb selection of Samui’s finest restaurants, together with
an elite group of international chefs based on the island.
April - Songkran
The traditional Thai New Year is celebrated by squirting and splashing water in a huge water fight, alongside other traditional religious and family duties.
May - Regatta Samui
This six day sailing event includes a golf day and two days of racing, attracting boats and crews from all over South East Asia.
June - Visakha Bucha Day
This is a public holiday for celebrating Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, with a candlelit procession at local temples.
July - Black Moon Culture
The opposite of a Full Moon Party, with progressive house and trance played under a new moon at a party on Ban Tai Beach on Ko Phangan.
August - Wan Khao Phansa
This day, also known as 'Buddhist Lent', is when the rainy season is heralded and people gather at temples to listen to the Dharma.
September - Full Moon Party
A visit to Thailand would be incomplete without raving it up at one of their legendary Full Moon parties at Haad Rin Beach, reached by boat from Ko Samui.
October - Chulalongkorn Day
A public holiday to commenerate the death of King Chulalongkorn with a ceremony at a prime public location.
November - Loy Krathong
Thai's pray to the goddess of the waters by floating candlelit paper offerings on waterways. Like many public celebrations it is tied into the full moon cycle.
December - Constitution Day
This day commenorates Thailand's change from a kingdom to a democracy and sees the country decorated in bunting and flags.