Chiang Mai celebrates the same public holidays and events as the rest of Thailand (such as Songkran and Coronation day) but also has a few unique events not to be missed. One festival in particular is Yi Peng. Yi Peng has become Chiang Mai’s most popular yearly event, with people travelling from all over the world to witness Chiang Mai’s famous festival of light. Definitely not one to be missed!
• Inthakin City Pillar Festival (May)
• Pu Sae – Ya Sae Festival (June)
• Yi Peng – Festival of Light/Loy Krathong (November-December. Date varies according to Thai Lunar Calendar)