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POPULAR ANNUAL EVENTS IN THAILAND


bosangfair

Bo Sang/San Kamphaeng Handicrafts Fair in January


Bo Sang village in San Kamphaeng district of Chiang Mai is renowned as the "umbrella village" on account of its exquisitely hand-painted paper umbrellas. Every January, the village will organize the Bo Sang Umbrella Fair & San Kamphaeng Handicrafts Festival, featuring umbrella making and painting as well as and other handicraft products.

During the fair, all shops and stores will be vividly decorated in the Lanna Thai style, and turn Bo Sang into a picturesque village. The fair features colorful umbrella making and painting, contests, exhibitions, as well as cultural performances, sales of handicraft products, and a Miss Bo Sang beauty contest.


chang mai flower festival

Chiang Mai Flower Festival in February


The north is noted for its rich variety of flowering plants, particularly temperate-climate specimens which bloom during this cool month. Chiang Mai, Thailand has been called “The Rose of the North,” and it’s especially true during the first weekend of February. One of the most popular annual festivals is the Chiang Mai Flower Festival. The locals in Chiang Mai never miss this special event, and it also draws tourists from allover the country.



songkran

Songkran Festival in April from 13th-15th

Songkran is the traditional Thai NewYear, an occassion when families reunite to pay respect to the parents and elderly by pouring water on the hands and, in return, the elderly give out blessings. Songkran celebrations include religious ceremonies, water pouring and public festivities, such as beauty contests, parades and marching bands.

Anyone who ventures out on the streets is likely to get a thorough soaking, but all in a spirit of goodwill, blessing and fun, which can be refreshing at the peak of the hot season.


surin elephants

Surin Elephant
Round-Up Show in November

Surin, Inroduced in 1960, this internationally famous yearly event attracts people from all over the world to Surin to see more than on hundred elephants participate in spectacular shows that include colourful processions, tug-of-war between elephants and men, demonstrations of log-pulling skills, and various other extraordinary feats set in a carnival atmosphere.


Thai Kings Birthday

HM The King's Birthday in Bangkok in December

As the longest serving Monach in the world the king of Thailand is highly respected. He is also one of the richest in the world today and his birthday celebrations are always a spectacular occasion. The kings birthday takes precedence over all his birthday celebrations. See coloured lights and decorations around Ratchadamnoen Avenue and the Grand Palace and head to the Sanam Luang field for a festival of music and Thai culture. There are fireworks and a candle ceremony and there is also the chance to see the king speed by on his motorcycle to the wild enjoyment of the crowds that attend the event.

Pichit Boat Race

Phichit Boat Races in September


The spectacular annual rowing regatta in Phichit takes place on the Nan River, which runs through the provincial capital. Low-slung wooden boats rowed to the hearty cheers of spectators make this an exciting day out. There are plenty of stalls stalls selling guava, tamarind sweets and local handicrafts to keep people amused before during and after the races. The winning boat gets a "Royal Trophy" from the King himself.

Pichit Boat Race

Royal Ploughing Ceremony in May


Presided over by the King and Queen at Sanam Luang in Bangkok, this ancient Brahmin festival marks the beginning of the rice-planting season, which is the most important crop of Thailand. Predictions are made about weather and harvests for the coming year on the basis of which of the selected foods the sacred cows choose. The date isn’t fixed as it depends on lunar cycles and astrological predictions, but it is usually held in May.

Pichit Boat Race

Rocket Festival in May


Prior to the annual monsoons, Northeast villagers construct gigantic rockets to fire into the sky to 'ensure' plentiful rain during the forthcoming rice season. The Rocket Festival is traditionally a period for letting off steam before the ardous field work begins. The Festival features beauty parades, folk dances and high-spirited celebrations before the rockets are eventually launched. The best place to be is in Yasothon, north-east Thailand. There will also be plentiful food on offer.


phuket vegetarian festival

Phuket Vegetarian Festival in Sept/Oct

A colourful event held over a nine day period in late September/early October, this celebrates the Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. Not for the faint hearted as you will witness many participants piercing their tongues, cheeks, and other parts of the anatomy with sharp implements. There is apparently no pain and little injury suffered by the people who take part.


Lopburi Monkey Buffet

Lopburi Monkey Buffet Festival in November


The locals in Lopburi village are so grateful for the thousands of tourists that their 200 or so primates attract each year that they thank them with a massive feast. Treats including grilled sausages, fresh fruit and vegetables and ice cream are set in front of the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple. Historically, it’s held in honour of King Rama, who rewarded his ally Hanuman (the monkey king) with the land that eventually became Lopburi.

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POPULAR ANNUAL EVENTS IN THAILAND

pattaya music festival

Pattaya Music Festival
in March

Thailand's biggest music festival held in the famous beach resort of Pattaya. The Festival invites all music lovers, including tourists to enjoy the first summer's breeze. Among many other entertainments, Rock, Pop, Jazz, or Hip Hop can it be fun for all. Pattaya Music Festival can be a wonderful way to enjoy your weekend. Held generally in the month of March every year,

Pattaya Music Festival is held in the evenings. Tourists also enjoy the gala bonanza and participate actively in the hip-hop dances of the crowd. This annual event emphasizes the love for music by the city dwellers who make most of the event.

 

huahin jazz

Hua Hin Jazz Festival in June

Jazz music lovers head towards Hua Hin in June where they can enjoy a music festival that delivers the best jazz and blue bands from around Asia. Hua Hin has been associated with the country’s jazz community since the 1950s and the jazz festival is organised annually in honour of the musical talents of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The Festival brings the mellow sounds of jazz to the Gulf of Thailand. Performances usually take place atopen-air stages located along the main road linking the railway station to the beach.


loi krathong

Loi Krathong Festival in November

Loi Krathong is an old ritual in which the Thai people ask for forgiveness and blessing from Goddess of the River (Phra Mae Kongkha).On this particular night, on nearly every expanse of water, be it a river, lake or the ocean, you'll notice thousands of lights. Drifting across the water like fairy dreams. Gently flickering, dipping and dancing in the breeze as they go, making a spectacular sight.Thailand's 'festival of lights'.

Held yearly, on the evening of the twelfth lunar month, it is the time of year when the waters around the country become alive with candlelight and look not unlike massive fairy ballrooms.


candle festival

Candle Festival Ubon Ratchathani in October

Khao Phansa, or the Buddhist Lent, is the time, when all Buddhist monks must stay in their temples. In Ubon Ratchathani, a unique festival that highlights the talented skills of local artisans as well as display of religious devotion is held each year. Elaborately carved bees wax candles of various sizes and shapes are exhibited in high-spirited processions around the city before being presentation to local temples.

loi krathong

Illuminated Boat Procession Sept/Oct

A spectacular procession of illuminated boats can be seen on the Mekhong River in extreme North Eastern Thailand An enchanting spectacle that has given the water-borne procession its very name - 'Lai Reua Fai', which literally means to set afloat a 'fire boat' . This dazzling event marks the end of the Buddhist Lent or 'Ok pansa' and is accompanied by a colourful street procession and cultural performances. Locals pay their respects with beautifully decorated bamboo and banana leaf boats, which contain candles and other offerings to Lord Buddha.


chang mai flower festival

Golden Mount Fair in November

A religious ceremony that takes place around November at the Wat Saket Temple in Bangkok. In the early evening as darkness falls there is a candle lit procession of Buddhists who wish to pay homage to the relic of the Lord Buddha which is kept at the summit up the Golden Mount. The following day there are cultural shows and folk music scattered across the temple grounds as well as traditional foods from the large choice of food stalls. There are also toys and gifts to be found for the children. Admission to the fair is free.


Pichit Boat Race

Chon Buri Buffalo Races in October


Buffalos compete in races and contests pitting the strength of man against that of his faithful farm animal. Not one of the better known events but is eagerly attended by people in the region. A truly exciting sport for the people of Pattaya, there are also other events such as the buffalo fancy dress contest as well as the Miss Farmer Pageant. Elaborately dressed in silk and satin, water buffaloes are taken in processions to determine the best-dressed and healthiest which all add to the spectacle of this very engaging day.


Pichit Boat Race

River Kwai Bridge Week in Nov/Dec


Each year in late November to early December, the world famouse River Kwai Bridge becomes the centre of celebrations. Highlights include historical exhibitions, a carnival, cultural performance, rides on World War II vintage trains, and a spectacular light and sound presentation re-enacting the bridge's World War II history.The Kanchanburi province has become famous due to this festival.

Silk Festival

Silk / Phuk Seow Festival Nov/Dec


Internationally, Thailand has always been famous for its lustrous silk. One of the major centres of silk production, Khon Kaen is the venue of a fair to promote silk weaving and sericulture. This event is held in conjunction with the Phuk Siao friendship ritual of the northeast. Colourful street processions and typical I-san cultural shows as well as exhibits on the silk industry add to the fun of the fair.


Queens birthday

Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday Celebration in August


Celebrations to honour Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on the occasion of her royal birthday, the Thai people decorate their houses and public buildings. Around Bangkok, Ratchadamnoen Avenue, the area around the Grand Palace and other well-know locations are bedecked with coloured lights and magnificent adornments.

Thai Festivals and Events There are several well established annual Thai Festivals in the UK and each year they prove to be more popular than the last. It is estimated that there are well over thirty thousand Thais living in the UK which helps to ensure that the festival season is well supported.

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Bournemouth Thai Food Festival 5th, 6th & 7th MAY 2012

Thai summer fair

SPECIAL THREE DAY EVENT FROM THE ORGANISERS OF THE THAI SUMMER FAIR

Bournemouth Thai School
Mrs. Piyanan Tepnarin

Tel : 01202 300 916:
piyanan@tiscali.co.uk

www.thaisummerfair.co.uk

Email Organisers:
tim_narin411@live.co.uk

Thai Food Festival
May sees the return of the Bournemouth Thai Food Festival for the third time in the Town centre.

Organised by the Bournmouth Thai School, this three day event will give you the chance to sample some wonderful Thai cuisine. The city centre will be filled with the aromas of Authentic Thai cooking. There will be other activities taking place and further details are available from the organisers.

Where?
The Square, Exeter Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AQ

Admission
The event is free


The Eastern Cultural Fete 5th June 2012

Thai summer fair

Source: mudita trust

BANK HOLIDAY TUESDAY

Fundraising Event for the Mudita Trust.

The Mudita Trust is a non-profit, non-sectarian and non-government trust dedicated to helping abused, distressed and underprivileged children in Thailand.

mudita trust website

Tel : 01730 812555 or
07786216463

muditatrust@hotmail.com

The Eastern Cultural Fete
Bank HolidayTuesday sees the return of the cultural fete, which is organised by the Mudita Trust, who also organise the Amazing Thailand Festival at Secretts Garden Centre.

This festival is probably one of the first festivals to be organised in the UK. Visitors to the Fête will have a chance to taste a vast array of delicious Thai dishes and exotic fruit juices and herbal drinks. There are handicraft stores and display of traditional Thai art, glittering performances of Thai national dance and exhibition of Thai martial arts. All the profits of the Fête go toward the Mudita Trust fund.

Where?
The Hamilton Arms, School Lane, Stedham, West Sussex GU29 ONZ 5th June 2012 - from 12.00 noon

Admission
Minimal £2 Adults, Children Free


Amthai Festival - SAT & SUN 9th & 10th JUNE CANCELLED

Amthai Festival 2011

Source: amthaifestival

EVENT NOW CANCELLED DUE TO OLYMPICS 2012


FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF WHAT TO EXPECT - SEE PREVIOUS EVENT
CLICK HERE


07886 359 750
or 07950 179 321

festival@amthai.co.uk

The Amthai Thai Festival has been cancelled for this year.

Organised by Amthai Newspaper, the first Thai newspaper in the UK, the events will run over the weekend of the 9th and 10th of June.

The event will help to promote the diverse culture of Thailand.

It gives you the opportunity to experience authentic Thai culture including Thai music, Thai massage, Thai cultural performances, Thai products and of course Thai foods. There will also be stalls selling Thai goods.

The Amthai festival website is currently being updated and further details should be available shortly.


Where?
Wimbledon Park, London
SW19 7DZ Sat 9th Sunday 10th June 11.00am to 6.00pm

Admission
Event is now cancelled

Amthai Festival
Amthai Festival

Taste Festivals 14 -17th Dublin 21 - 24th London JUNE 2012

Thai summer fair
Taste Events


Please be aware that this is not exclusively a Thai Event.

The Thai pavilion is one of many featured themed areas on the day and food demonstrations and other activities will be dependent on the day of attendance.


See highlights of the London 2012 event pictures here


See the website for further details
www.tastefestivals.com/

Organisers email:
taste@housepr.com


Call 020 7291 3000.


Pictures of the event here

Taste Festival
Thailand is featured at both the London and Dublin Taste festivals this year, a great opportunity to watch, learn, discover and sample some of the very best Thai cuisine from some of the best chefs in the country.

As ever you can expect bright and colourful cultural performances, expert cooking demos from the best local Thai chefs and plenty of mouth-wateringly tasty Thai cuisine.
Entertainment from Thai Dance Academy and Thai Music Circle, as well as modern Thai jazz, will ensure an authentic Thai atmosphere within the Thailand area throughout each event.
Taste Festivals have become the must attend event for the food, wine and restaurant industry, and an important fixture on the foodie calendar for informed, serious consumers.

Where?
Iveagh Gardens Dublin
-14th -17th June
Regents Park Lonon
- 21st - 24th June

Admission
Starting from £21 Advance


Thai Food and Crafts Festival - Surrey - SUN 24h JUNE 2012

Hook Road Arena Thai Food and Crafts Festival 2012


FOR FURTHER DETAILS VISIT THE WEBSITE CLICK HERE

Tel. Boon (บุญคุณ)
Tel: 020 8393 3333
Vicky (กล้วย) :
Tel: 075 8846 5909

E-mail: info@hookroadarena-thaifestival.co.uk

Last years picture gallery here
This years picture gallery here

Hook Road Arena - Thai Food and Crafts Festival 2012
Touch a new experience in Thai taste and Thai performances, treat yourself to a thai massage, taste some authentic Thai foods, watch Thai dance groups perform and enjoy Thai country music.

There will also be British music and dance shows throughout the day and Thai boxing competionsas well as Krabi kabong displays. There is also a Thai Lady Boy show and Classical Thai dancing, Luk Tung Isan Thai Lao country music

Organised by Amazing Car Hire Limited and Thailand Restaurant with support from Epsom Ewall Council and Hook Road Arena.


Where?
Hook Road Arena, West Ewall, Surrey KT19 8QW. Sunday 24th June 10.00am to 6.30pm.

Admission
£3 for adults , free for children under 12 years of age and £2 for OAP's.

Hook Road Thai Festival 2012
Taste of Dublin

Southampton Thai Festival - SUNDAY 1st JULY 2012

Southampton Thai Festival

Copyright © King and I Restaurant,
Thai Festival Group Southampton.

There is also a SKY RIDE cycling event taking place in Southampton on the same day which will stop off in Mayflower Park. Source: Southampton Council

Organised by
The King and I Restaurant,
134 HIGH STREET
SOUTHAMPTON SO14 2BR
Call: 07729 714194


Pictures from previous events can be seen here:

facebook.com/southamptonTF

The Southampton Thai Festival

The Southampton Thai Food and Crafts Festival will be taking place at a new venue this year which will be the Maylower Park. Once again the festival has been organised by the King and I Restaurant the Southampton Thai Festival Group..

Entertainment includes Thai Food and Crafts, Traditional Thai Dancing, Traditional Thai Boxing, Live Thai Music, Children's activities and refreshments and much more in this wonderful day of Thai culture.

The event starts off with the customary procession with Thai costumes in the park at 10am and the main festival starts at 11am and finishes around 6pm. A well established event already in it's sixth year.

Where?
Mayflower Park (off Herbert Walker Avenue), Southampton, SO14
Sunday 1st July 11.00am-6.00pm.


Admission
Free

Southampton Thai Festival
Southampton Thai Festival

Warwick Thai Festival - SUNDAY 15th JULY 2012

Warwick Thai Festival

FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF THE EVENT CLICK HERE

thefestival@hotmail.co.uk


warwick thai dancing

The Warwick Thai Festival is back again in 2012
Once again the Rotary Club of Warwick brings a dazzling display of Thai Tradition to the town centre.

This annual event is well established within the Thai events calendar and offers all visitors an unusual but surprisingly successful fusion of cultures. The Market Place comes alive to a vibrant mix of Thai food, music and dance which is on offer throughout the day with over 40 food and craft stalls.

To start the event off there will be a parade of Thai drummers and dancers from the castle courtyard, travelling through Swan Street and finishing at the Market Square.
The Thai Festival is an unmissable opportunity to experience authentic Thai culture including classical Thai dancing, Thai puppet show, Thai boxing, sword fighting, handicrafts, entertainment, fruit carving and Thai massage.

There will also be a Buddhist ceremony with local Thai people taking gifts to the Buddhist temple.


Where?
Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SA Sunday 15th July
11am-6pm.


Admission
The event is free

warwick thai festival
warwick thai festival


Pictures of last years event courtesy of iASIAmag.com - CLICK HERE for more


Bristol Thai Festival Sat 28 - Sun 29 JULY 2012

Bristol Thai Festival

SPECIAL TWO DAY EVENT
Click here to see flyer

Further information is available from the organisers:
www.desyentertainment.com

Email: desyevents@hotmail.co.uk

General information call:
Prakaidao Walsh (Desy)
on 07833 088 938


BOOK A CATERING STALL LIMITED AVAILABILITY - CONTACT ORGANISER FOR DETAILS

Bristol Thai Festival 2012

The Bristol Thai Festival
The Bristol Thai Festival looks set to be one of the main Thai events of the Year and the programme of events is growing daily.

Throughout Britain local Thai cultural festivals have become very popular with people from all communities. The Bristol Thai Festival will bring cultural entertainment, education, tradition and colour. This will promote an understanding of Thai culture amongst the people of Bristol, many of whom will have their own cultural connections from across the world.

Visitors will be able to enjoy Thai dance, music and song. There will be an energetic display of Muay Thai Boxing along with a more relaxing opportunity for a Thai massage. A wide range of stalls will include freshly cooked Thai food, a Thai beer garden and souvenirs. There will also be a number of rides for children.

Thailand is a very popular holiday destination but not everyone gets the chance to visit the country. Our Bristol Thai Festival will give everyone a little taste of Thailand!

Where?
Queen Square Bristol BS1 4LH.
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July.

Admission
Tickets Adult £5 … Child £3 (6-14 yr) Family Ticket £13 (2 adults & 2 Children). Advance tickets Adult £4 Child £2 Family Ticket £10 Children under 5 free.


The Thai Festival London (Ealing Common) 28 - 29 JULY 2012

Ealing Thai Festival 2012

WIN A RETURN TRIP TO THAILAND PRIZE DRAW

Further details and directions to the event are available from
Kitty : 07799 725311

visitthaifestival.com

Or email
tfoteam@hotmail.com 

facebook.com/visitthaifestival

To view a picture gallery from previous Thai festivals please click here.

Click here to get the Event Flyer

Click here for full programme

The Thai Festival London (Ealing Common)
(Thai Food & Drink Festival)


Organised by the well respected Thai Festival Organisatiion (TFO)The Thai Festival London is a spectacular outdoor celebration of Thai food, Beer & Wine, handicrafts, traditions and culture presented in a unique style for all the family to take part in and enjoy.

A fantastic fun packed weekend is guranteed for all which will include Thai handicraft stalls, lots of Thai music, grocery stalls, Thai Boxing, Thai cookery, Traditional and modern Thai dancing, and much more. Plus the chance to win a return trip to Thailand in the prize draw.


Thailand is world renowned for its delicate craftsmanship silks, and sophisticated artistry, so get down to the Thai Festival London and experience Thailand for yourselves. This will be the only Thai festival in London this year so make sure you don't miss it!

Where?
Ealing Common, Warwick Road, London W5 3HN. Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July 11.00am to 6.00pm.

Admission
£5 for adults (£3 on the door with events flyer) Senior Citizens £3, free for children under 12 years of age.
Southampton Thai Festival
Southampton Thai Festival

Thai Fortune Tellers & Massage Event SAT 4th AUGUST 2012

Thai summer fair

For more information or donations please call:
01788 521396, 07862947379, 01827893450, 07575427738 

email : jmail@superbthai.co.uk


Further details click here.

Thai Fortune Tellers Event in aid of charity
Experience a reading from a Thai fortune teller. Learn about your future: love, work, health with tarot, circle life, palm reading... Experience with Thai Fortune Tellers & Tarot Reader (Booking advance required) learn to know how to meditate in daily life.

You can also enjoy Thai traditional massage / Thai Foods Tasting and Thai Dance.


Where?
Rugby Spiritual Centre
5 Newbold Road, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2LQ
11.00AM.-3:00PM.

Admission
The event is free


Bournemouth Thai Summer Fair SUNDAY 5th AUGUST 2012

Thai summer fair
Thai summer fair

All proceeds go towards funding the
Bournemouth Thai Language and Culture School


Mrs. Piyanan Tepnarin

Further Information call:
01202 300 916
07951 170 294
07511 241 327


Email:
tim_narin411@live.co.uk
piyanan@tiscali.co.uk


Websites:
www.thai-school.org.uk/
www.thaisummerfair.co.uk/

Click here to see the Event Flyer

2012 Thai Summer Fair
9th Year

This year marks the Thai Summer Fair’s 9th anniversary. The fair will be held at King’s Park, Boscombe, Bournemouth on Sunday the 5th August 2012 from 10.00 am. - 18.00 pm. The Thai Summer Fair has become a very popular event in the Bournemouth’s Summer Calendar, attracting 5-6 thousand people in previous year, with even more anticipated this year.

The Bournemouth Thai Summer Fair has now established itself as the most prestigious Thai fair in the U.K.

Throughout the afternoon, visitors can witness a display of Classical Thai dancing and musical performances, Muay Thai (Thai boxing) featuring a real match, Fruits carving, traditional Thai massage and activities for children. On offer from the fair’s various stalls will be Thai toys, crafts, clothes and luxurious hand woven Thai silk.

There will be plenty of Thai food available too.

Where?
King’s Park, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorseton Sunday 5th August 2012 from 10.00 am. - 18.00 pm

Admission
£4 for adults, £1 for Children and free for children under 5.

Taste of Dublin
Taste of Dublin


Thai Festival (Danson Park) 11th and 12th Aug CANCELLED

Danson ParkThai Festival

The TFO Have informed us that this EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED

Further details and directions to the event are available from visitthaifestival.com
Or email
tfoteam@hotmail.com 

facebook.com/visitthaifestival

To view a picture gallery from previous Thai festivals please click here.

The Thai Festival Kent Thai Food and Crafts Festival has been cancelled for 2012

The Thai Festival Kent is a spectacular outdoor celebration of Thai food, Beer & Wine, handicrafts, traditions and culture presented in a unique style with Fun Fair for all the family to take part in and enjoy.

Two days of Thai culture will include Thai handicraft stalls, lots of Thai music, grocery stalls, Thai Boxing, Thai cookery, Traditional and modern Thai dancing, and much more.

Thailand is world renowned for its delicate craftsmanship silks, and sophisticated artistry, so get down to the Thai Festival Kent and experience Thailand for yourselves.

EVENT CANCELLED

Southampton Thai Festival
Southampton Thai Festival


Southsea Food and Crafts Festival 12th August 2012

Thai summer fair


FURTHER DETAILS:
Thai Solent Society
07519 563320

All the money raised on the day will go to help the local Thai community and School children in Thailand.

Email Organisers:
suesouthsea@hotmail.co.uk

Southsea Food and Crafts Festival
A regular fundraising event that returns again in 2012 and makes for a great Sunday out for the entire family with lots of Thai food and crafts on offer, right on the edge of the seafront!

There will be live Thai music and traditional Thai dance, Thai costumes contest, Thai boxing demostrations, Thai massage and a little street dance too, plus lots of childrens activities taking place. Refeshments will be available throughout the day.

Where?
Castle Field, Southsea Sea Front, Portsmouth PO5 3S from 11.00am.

Admission
The event is free



British Thai Summer Fair 25th & 26th August 2012

Thai summer fair

TWO DAY EVENT PLUS GRAND RAFFLE TO WIN 10 DAYS in THAILAND FOR TWO PEOPLE.
Click here to see flyer

FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT THE ORGANISERS
Tel. 01543 472315 or
07963 159233


Email Organisers:
anglo-thai.org


North West Thai Festival


Money raised is all in aid of the Anglo Thai Foundation and the Thai-British Buddists Trust.

The British - Thai Summer Fair returns in 2012

The UK's leading Thai restaurants will bring you regional foods from Chiang Mai in the North to Bangkok in Central Thailand, from Phuket in the South to the spicy Isaan in the Northeast.

Throughout the day there will be Thai handicrafts; flower arranging and fruit carving as wekll as the completely contarsting local Morris dancers and other authentic British attarctions. Chanting and blessing and demonstartions of Thai Boxing, Thai traditional dancing and music. There will also be a Thailand-UK national costume contest, fairground rides for the children, sideshows and face painting.

Not forgetting the Lucky dip and of course a Thai beer pavillion to wash down all that lovely spicy Thai food on offer.

A Grand raffle with a first prize for 2 in Thailand for 10 days including flights and accommodation.


Where?
The village Showground, Kings Bromley, Nr. Burton, Staffs DE13 7JF 25th and 26th August from 10am to 5.30pm.

Admission
Advance Tickets are:-
£4 Adults / £2 Concessionsand children under 10. Family Tickets£10 (two adults and up to three children). Available from the Anglo Thai Foundation. Otherwise 5 / £3 / and £15 on the day.



North West Thai Festival 26th & 27th August 2012

Thai summer fair

TWO DAY EVENT
Click here to see flyer

FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR TO GET INVOLVED CONTACT THE ORGANISERS
Tel. 01706 821 821

Full event schedule on website:
www.nwthaifestival.com

Email Organisers:
hello@nwthaifestival.co.uk


North West Thai Festival


Money raised will be donated to Bury Hospice

The North West Thai Festival Ramsbotton

Ramsbottom’s first Thai festival looks set to be one of the main events of the year with lots of entertainment. Thai festivals have become very popular in the UK with tens of thousands of people attending annually.

Thai festivals bring cultural entertainment and promote an understanding of the beauty and unique thing that is Thailand within the community, many of whom will have there own cultural connections across the world.


Thai Massages, Learn Thai Experience, Thai Cooking Lessons, Thai Carving Demonstration, Thai Beer and Spirits Garden,, Ramsbottom Jatujak Market (JJ Market), Thai Grocery Store, Thai Arts and Crafts, Children's Play Area
and much more besides.

Full program of events here


Where?
Ramsbottom, Civic Hall Market Place, Ramsbottom, Lancashire BL0 9HT. Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August from 10am.

Admission
Advance Tickets are:-
£4 Adults / £3 Children / OAPs
£10 Family Ticket
Tickets on the door:-
£5 Adults / £4 Children / OAPs
£13 Family Tickets



Poole Thai Festival 15th and 16th September 2012

Poole Thai Festival

Miss Thailand of Great Britain 2012 contest.
The winner will win a return ticket London Bangkok. Entrants welcome.

Thai Salad making competition
The winner will receive £100.

WIN 2 ELITE RETURN TICKETS TO THAILAND FROM EVA AIR!


Further details are available from the organisers on email
neung211@hotmail.com 

facebook.com//poolethaifestival


Event Flyer and programme of events click here.

The Thai Festival bringing Thailand to Poole in 2012

Experience the wonders of Amazing Thailand for a weekend in September at Baiter Park, Poole.

Challenge your taste buds and feast your eyes on world class food and performances. Unwind with a traditional Thai massage and don't miss the spectacular boxing demonstrations.

The festival starts with a traditional food offering to Buddhist monks and entertainment throughout the day includes Thai boxing and coaching for children, traditional music and dancing, Thai beer garden, Thai food and produce stalls, Thai massage and children's play area.

There will also be a traditional Thai costume beauty contest and 3 authentic Thai weddings over the course of the weekend. Two days of Thai culture for the whole family.


Where?
Baiter Park (Harbourside Park), Poole, Dorset on 15th and 16th September 11am to 7pm.

Admission
Tickets are:-
£2.50 Adults (Return on Sunday for Free). , Under 10 years old free
.

Southampton Thai Festival
Southampton Thai Festival


Loy Krathong Celebration Sun 2nd December 2012

Thai summer fair

All Proceeds go to the Theravada Buddhist Centre, Bristol

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Loy Krathong Celebration Bristol
Alms-giving dedicating merit to H.M. King Bhumibol, blessing chanting for prosperity, Dhamma talk, offering Dana to the Sangha monks and floating the Krathong to pay homage to the Buddha's footprint and to ask for foregiveness from the Goddess of the river.

From 12.00pm there will be Thai cultural performances including Thai dancing, sword dancing, Thai boxing show and Noppamas Beauty Contest.  Authentic Thai food, produce, refreshments and krathongs will be available to buy at the event.


Where?
St. Bonaventure's Parish Club, Egerton Road, Bristol, BS7 8HR

Admission
The event is free


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