Festivals in Bangkok – What is your Favourite Bangkok Festival?

There is a host of festivals and events that are popularly celebrated by the residents of Bangkok. Given below are some of the most fervently celebrated occasions in this city

Chinese New Year

This joyously celebrated festival is particularly important to residents of Chinese descent. Bangkok’s Chinatown, the locality of Yaowaraj comes vibrantly alive with dragon dances, innumerable firecrackers and a joyous festive ambience.

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Loy Krathong

This unique and distinctive festival is an occasion that is important to Thais. This significant event usually falls in November on a full moon night, when innumerable Thais make their way to rivers, canals and lakes in order to release pretty little rafts created in the shape of a lotus flower. Visitors can stay in Bangkok luxury hotels the likes of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel to get the best out of their vacation.

Songkran Festival

Celebrated from the 13th to the 15th of April each year, this vibrant festival is an occasion for young Thais to engage in good-natured water fights and street revelries. Many Bangkok residents return to their hometowns at this time of the year.

Vegetarian Festival

The well-known Vegetarian Festival is a popular event that is much anticipated by many Thais. This festival is of Chinese origin and therefore Chinatown is the focus of the festivities. At this time you will find a host of makeshift stalls selling strictly vegan meals, whilst many regular restaurants also take the opportunity to participate in this event.

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The 18th World Gourmet Festival – A Taste of Culinary Heaven

Known as the city of Angels, Bangkok, the capital of the beautiful country Thailand has attained many great heights in the global culinary stage this year. To add to this, the city will be hosting the 18th World Gourmet Festival this year as well.

All about the festival

This event gathers high-end chefs in the world that belong to different countries such as Australia to Portugal to Japan and much more. From the first time the festival started until today, this has become one of the most extravagant gastronomic events that take places in the world.

What to expect

Michelin star chefs and other experts in food and wine makers get together during this eventful time and prepare mouth-watering cuisine where you could experience a flavour explosion in everything you taste. Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel that is one of the Sukhumvit Hotels in Bangkok will be hosting the event this year.

Mark your calendar

If you are planning to visit Bangkok, the best time would be early September, because the 18th World Gourmet Festival will also be taking place during this time. Exactly between the 4th to the 10th of September.


Before attending the festival, reservations should be done online. All details of when each and every chef that will be cooking and the times can be checked from the official World Gourmet Festival website.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.