Thailand is the place to be in the spring. It’s warm, gorgeous, tropical, clean, and hospitable. The beaches are really second to none. And it will not disappoint if you need an amazing, relaxing, sand between your toes, drink in one hand, book in the other, paradise. Even more than this, there are three very unique Thai festivals that truly capture the imagination and are so fun to experience.
The first cheap real viagra england takes place all over Thailand in mid-April. If you have fond memories of water fights, you will love this festival. It is called Songkran and it is a national celebration of the traditional Thai New Year. The holiday turns the whole country into one big water fight. They celebrate by enthusiastically dousing family members with water during a three day period. But even if you don’t have family in Thailand, you will not get out of this festival dry. If you really get into this, you could travel around and catch the different celebrations for 12 days and be completely soaked!
The next is “The World Thai Martial Arts Festival”, at Nai Khanom Tom Monument, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Stadium. Every organization seems to be joining into putting this ceremony on! The purpose of this festival is to preserve the amazing Thai Martial Arts and self- defense but also to pay tribute to a cultural Folk Hero – Nai Khanom Tom. The festival demonstrates the strength and talent of the martial artists. Lots of tough guys showing off their high kicks!
And the last is a festival that puts our beautiful Christmas lights to shame. It is the Lantern Festival in Hat Yai. It is set up in the spring at the Municipal Park. These giant lanterns are made of paper or cloth hung on a bamboo frame. They are as varied as the artist can imagine. In Buddhism, creating lanterns is a wonderful proof of merit and lighting them at night is good luck. But, in Northern Thailand they specialize in floating lanterns that are made to eventually float away on the night breeze. And this is done as a merit exercise to Chulamanu during the Yipeng Festival. Whatever the reason, as an outsider they all are amazing and terrifically unique to other cultures.
If you are planning to go to a very special place, Thailand should be on everyone’s list, especially in the Spring. You will feel welcomed and inside your comfort zone, as they cater to the tourist expertly. But their culture is unique enough that you feel, through these festivals, that you have experienced something new and exciting. Oh, and we haven’t even talked about the food… yummm.