Every year, the spellbinding “Festival of a Billion Lanterns” illuminates the night skies of Lamphun Province from November 1 to 27. This magical event brings together artists and spectators at the Haripoonchai Art Garden and the Sala Laolaeung Art Hall, injecting a dash of vibrant hues and radiance into the otherwise tranquil nights.
Paying homage to the ancient Thai traditions, the “Loy Krathong and Candle Festival” commences on November 18 and extends until November 27 in Sukhothai Province. Enveloped in candlelight’s golden glow, the Sukhothai Historical Park morphs into a surreal dreamscape as countless candles light-up the night in a beautiful procession.
Meanwhile, in Mae Hong Son Province, the “Sky Loy Krathong Festival” casts a mesmerizing spell on its visitors. Taking place between November 23 and November 27 at Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu, this festival achieves the delicate balance of celebrating ancient customs and providing a fantastic spectacle of pristine beauty.
In Phrae Province, there’s an array of festivities. “Jud Phang Pa Teep Teen Ka Pu Ja Mae Ka Pueak” begins on November 25 and culminates on November 27 at the Wat Chom Sawan. It then transpires onto November 27 at Kad Saam Wai. Each segment of this event marks a significant aspect of Thailand’s rich cultural heritage.
For those in Khon Kaen Province, the “Sithan Festival 2023 – Boon Som Ma Bu Cha Naka” starts on November 25 and concludes on November 27 at the sacred grounds of Bueng Sithan, Khon Kaen University.
In Chiang Mai Province, the charming “Yi Peng Festival” ignites the sky from November 26 to November 28. This unique tribute embodies the essence of Thai’s spiritual connectivity, filling the atmosphere with a serene tranquility.
Roi Et Province also joins the vibrant line-up with its “Som Ma Nam Khuen Peng Seng Pra Teep” happening on November 26 and 27 at the Somdet Phra Sri Nakharin Garden. Meanwhile, Sakon Nakhon Province celebrates the “Loy Royal Phra Pra Teep” on the 27th of November at His Majesty the King’s 80th Birthday Anniversary Park, Nong Han.
The much loved “Loy Krathong Festival,” brings excitement and splendor to Pattaya (location: Central Pattaya Beach), Samui (locations: Wat Kongkaram and Phru Chaweng), and Ayutthaya (locations: Wat Sam Rearn and Phu Khao Thong Reservoir). These colourful festivities, all held on November 27, are beacons of Thai culture.
Adding to the charm of these festivities, Krabi Province celebrates the “Loy Krathong Festival” at Ao Nang and Thara Park on November 27. Equally enchanting is the “The Banana-Leaf Sheaf Krathong Floating Ceremony.” Taking place in Mae Klong City, Samut Songkhram Province, this ceremony from November 18 to 27 fills the locations of Wat Phumrin Kudeethong and King Rama II Memorial Park with unending charm and a unique Thai essence.
Finally, the “Colorful Waterway, Loy Krathong Festival 2023” in Bangkok holds hearts captive from November 24 – 27 at the picturesque Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem. The celebrations climax on November 27 in a radiant spectacle beneath the Rama VIII Bridge and Wat Arun, forming an unforgettable end to a month of lively celebrations.