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Festivals of Thailand

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The first quarter of the year is the best time to travel to Thailand. Sunny days and clear weather attract millions of visitors from around the world. If you are planning to travel to Thailand in February, keep an eye of some amazing festivals in Thailand. This is an amazing opportunity to experience the culture and traditions of Thailand.

Here is a list of some important festivals in February 2019

1.Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Chiang Mai is a beautiful city in the Northern part of Thailand and very popular with tourists. Called the "Rose of Thailand" Chiang Mai has amazing hilly landscapes and great places to explore. Chiang Mai is famous for a number of historical temples. Rich in cultural traditions and modern development Chaing offers plenty for kids as well as solo travellers. 

Chiang Mai Flower festival bring life and colour to the streets for a couple of weeks with cultural festivities, parades, music concerts, floats and street markets. The festival gives an opportunity to explore the rich history of 5000 years old civilizations. The highlights of the festival is a vintage car parade and beautiful floats decorated with fresh flowers to mark this event. 

The festival is celebrated on the first weekend of February leading up to Saturday when parades and main festivities of the event are organized. 

 2. Chinese New Year Festival 

Chinese New Year is celebrated in January/February in all major cities of Thailand. Chinese new year is celebrated based on the siting of the moon. The festival starts with dragon dances imparting the blessing to business owners and spectators. The festivals are marked by visiting the temples to get the blessing for a prosperous new year. It is a great time of the year for a family get together which involve the exchange of gifts and participating in various celebration all through the month. 

The year 2019 will be the "Year of the Pig". 

Source: the urbanist

Source: Timeout

Approximately 16% of the Thai population is Chinese and have historically played an important role in the history of Thailand. The old city Ayutthaya had a long history of Chinese influence that helped set up of modern-day Bangkok. The entire kingdom is marked with a number of prominent Wats and Temples. 

3. Valentines Day

A celebration of love and lovers, Valentine's day mark an important day in Thailand, with the cities and town flooded with gifts of love and festivities to celebrate this occasion. If you happen to be in Thailand around the 14th of February, make sure you have your plans chalked out including booking an event such as a Romantic River Cruise in Bangkok or a romantic drinks at the Skybars in some of the prominent hotels in Bangkok. 



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Shaukat is explored most of South-East Asia in last 10 years. He enjoys visiting new destinations and exploring culture, lifestyle and food of different countries.