Phuket Festivals and Events

Phuket Festivals and Events
Phuket Festivals and Events
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Phuket Festivals and Events

Phuket Festivals – The history of Phuket goes back a long way and the whole year is peppered with many traditional festivals or newly created events. Some are celebrated nation wide while some others have a special meaning to Phuket people. Not all the events are listed here yet, but we’ll add them as we join them. (See also our Calendar of Events)

Loy Krathong Festival


Loy Krathong is celebrated in Phuket in November. Vastly popular in Thailand and surrounding countries, Loy Krathong is an important yearly event and an occasion to celebrate. It occurs on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. On this night, everyone goes to the closest river, lake or beach to release a floating offering hoping for luck in the year to come. (read more)

Phuket Gay Pride

Phuket Gay Festival

The Phuket Gay Festival or Phuket Pride is usually held in Patong Beach in April. Phuket Gay Festival has been around for a while, with some ups and downs, and in the good years it attracted of large crowd of party-goers, gay or not.. (read more)

Songkran Festival

Songran in Phuket

What is this Songkran Festival everyone is talking about lately? If you choose to come to Phuket or Thailand in April, you’d better know what Songkran is about. Songkran is the Thai New Year, and it occurs when the sun moves position from Pisces to Aries. According to Thai calendar, we are already in year 2559! (read more)

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is usually held between in October to November each year. This festival happens once a year during the ninth lunar month and is one of the most auspicious events on the island. Crowds of devotes will assemble in all the Chinese shrines on the island, followed by a horde of photographs avid to get the photo of their life.. (read more)

See a detailed calendar of processions and events here

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 23 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run 2 blogs: and, I also manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including, and