The Thai Light Festival – Loy Krathong and Yi Peng. In 2018, Loy Krathong falls on Friday, November 23 (festival begins on November 21, ends on November 24) . It is a light festival (or known as Lantern Festival) in Thailand on the full moon day in November.
Thousands of visitors will be flocking to Chiang Mai to be part of these much-anticipated annual festivals. There will be the official governmental ceremonies and celebrations, along with many other private events giving everyone in Chiang Mai the opportunity to see and experience it all.
November 20, at 6:00pm:
The opening ceremony of Lighting Candle Tray, with traditional Lanna dance performances at The Three Kings Monument.
November 20, 7:30pm to 11:00pm:
Lighting candle trays around city moat at all city fortresses.
November 20~23, 7:00pm to 11:00pm:
Lighting candle trays to worship the Lord Buddha, at The Three Kings Monument. Also displayed here booth demonstrating Lanna handicraft.
ovember 21, at 6:00pm:
The opening ceremony for Chiang Mai Yee Peng Festival 2018 at Tha Pae Gate.
November 21, at 7:00pm:
Yee Peng Kids Contest, at Chiang Mai Municipality Office.
November 21~22, 7:00pm to 11:00pm:
Mister and Miss Yee Peng Contest, at Tha Pae Gate.
November 22, 9:00am to 3:00pm:
The Krathong making contest, at Chiang Mai Municipality Office.
November 22, 8:00am to 10:30am:
Worshipping ritual to House Spirits, White Pagoda and Ping River, at Chiang Mai Municipality Office, Sri Khong Pier.
November 22, 7:00pm to 10:pm:
Floating the candlelit Krathong down the Ping River, along the Ping River in front of the Chiang Mai Municipality Office.
November 22~23, 7:00pm to 10:00pm:
Traditional Lanna Dance Performance, at Chiang Mai Municipality Office.
November 23, 7:30pm and 9:30pm:
Fireworks displays, along the Ping River in front of the Chiang Mai Municipality Office.
November 23, 7:00pm to 11:00pm:
Grand Krathong Parade contest that parades across the city, starting from Tha Pae Gate to the Chiang Mai Municipality Office.
November 21~23, 10:00am to 11:00pm:
Respective ritual ceremonies for Phra Skrimangkalajarn, at Chiang Mai Buddhist Society.
November 21~23, 9:00am to 10:00pm:
The Great Tang Tham Luang Sermon, candle tray decoration and other ceremonies, at Wat Lok Moli.