Chiang Mai flower Festival 2019
The Chiang Mai Flower Festival has been running for over 40 years and celebrates the beautiful flowers in bloom during this time.
The festival runs over 3 days at the start of February each year and draws thousands of visitors.
There will be plenty to eat and drink around the festival and the weather is typically warm during the day and delightfully cool in the evenings. So come on over to the Chiang Mai Flower Festival and enjoy this wonderful cultural event!
Typically, the first day of the festival involves an agricultural fair as well as the exhibition of floral arrangements and landscaping trends. Subsequent days involve an elaborate display of splendid flower floats, a fair that showcases local works of art, music shows as well as the display of beautiful ornamental plants.
On the Saturday of the festival, there is a large parade that typically takes place from Nawarat bridge to Thapae road, Kotchasarn Road, Changlor Road and then to Arak Road (Nong Buak Haad Public Park). There will be large floats adorned with flowers as well as marching bands, school groups and dancers also taking part. The roads will close leading up to and during the parade, but there are generally police directing traffic away from the festival.
This year scheduled on 01 February 2019 to 03 February 2019 at Nong Buak Haad Public Park ,Corner of Bumrung Buri Rd & Arak Rd Phra Sing, Chiang Mai which is 10 minutes on foot from our Hotel.
SONGKRAN WATER FESTIVAL IN CHIANG MAI
The Songkran water Festival which is falling on April 13-15 (3 days) every year with a mass of religious ceremonies held over to mark the beginning of the solar year.The first day on 13 of April, there will be a large buddhist parade start from the ping river across the Thapae gate along the street in front of our hotel to Phrasing Temple.
The festival generally starts with locals cleaning up around the city and on the morning of the first day of the festival, locals will gather to offer food to the monks at the temples. Many locals also travel to the temples in order for blessing and cleansing ceremonies by pouring water on the Buddha statues. The locals believe that by splashing water, they are washing away sins and cleansing themselves of bad luck.
The biggest parties occur around the moat and This is due to the endless water source, so although the most fun place to be, you WILL be splashed with dirty moat water!