: Festivals & Events 2012
Pattaya's Songkran Festival (18-19 Apr)
The traditional Thai New Year or Songkran day which is
locally called Wan Lai, is annually celebrated on 18-19 April, though elsewhere in the country the festival
falls on 13 April. The activities in the festival include
throwing water at each other for enjoyment, beauty contests,
colourful processions, folk plays, and paying respect
to the seniors of the family by pouring water on their
To promote tourism in the area, Pattaya Carnival is held
annually around the end or the beginning of the year at
Pattaya Pier, Bali Hai Cape. At the event, a spectacular
float of flora, beauty pageant, cultural shows and music
performances as well as various exciting water sports
competitions take place. Fireworks are also displayed
on the beach.
Pattaya International Music
Starting in 2002, Pattaya International Music Festival
is held in March each year. On stages, enjoy several styles
of music performed by both Thai and international artists.
Usually, the event lasts from 18.00 to 24.00 hrs.
Pattaya Vegetarian Festival
Every year Pattaya City celebrates the 11-day vegetarian
season with enormous amounts of special vegetarian food
which should be enough for about 5,500 participants and
a grand procession carrying two statues of Chinese deities
-- Kiew Uang Huk Jo and Kuanyin Bodhisattava. The procession
will make its way around the city and end at Sawang Boribun
Dhamma Sathan. All interested people are welcome (please
dress in white).
For more details, contact TAT Pattaya office,
Tel. 0 3842 7667, 0 3842 8750.
|*The event dates are tentative,
please check before travelling.