Events and Festivals in Ko Phi Phi Don

Events and Festivals in Ko Phi Phi Don

  • Chinese New Year: The most vibrant event, the Chinese New Year is celebrated with firecrackers and the parade of lion dancers. Celebrated in February, the festival is characterized for its Dragon parades.
  • Songkran: Held from 13th to 15th April each year, Thailand celebrates Songkran, the Luna New Year. It is celebrated with Buddha images being bathed with water.
  • Visakha Bucha: Held in the month of May, the festival is observed by night-time processions of worshipers who roam around almost every temple in the kingdom, celebrating the birth, enlightenment and passing of Lord Buddha.
  • The Setting Adrift of the Chao Le Boats: The festival is celebrated in Ko Lanta during the full moon night of the sixth and eleventh lunar months. Performed by Sea Gypsies as a part of religious rites, the festival is celebrated to bring prosperity and happiness to the participants.
  • Asanha Puja: Every year in the month of July, Thai Buddhists celebrate Buddhist ‘lent’, the full moon festival.
  • Loi Kratong: Held in November, this festival is celebrated by immersing a small lotus-shaped raft of banana leaves filled with flowers, a candle, a snip of your nail, a piece of your hair and a few coins in the ocean or down a waterway to bring in good luck.

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