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February 2000

Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao Fair
February 2000
Amphoe Muang, Pattani

Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao, a deity believed to be endowed with powerful magic is highly respected in the south of Thailand. Each year, a fair is held to pay homage to her, which also includes ascetics performing extraordinary feats of endurance. There is also a joyous procession of devotees through the streets of this southern city.

Straw Bird Fair
February 2000
Chai Nat Bird Park, Chai Nat
A plentiful by-product of rice farming, straw is used by local villagers to create huge colourful straw brids representing the numerous species that inhabit the Chai Nat Bird Park. The straw birds are displayed on elaborately decorated floats at the fair. Local handicrafts and delectable cuisine are also available to tempt visitors.

World Champion Lion Dance Contest
February 1 - 4, 2000 (15.00 - 18.00 hours)
Indoor Stadium (Hua Mark), Bangkok

The Greatest contest of the Lion Dance champions from 9 countries that will take away your breath with their thrilling acrobatic skill.

Nakhon Pathom Food & Fruit Fair
February 2 - 11, 2000
One of Thailand's largest Buddhist monuments, the 127-metre high Phra Pathom Chedi is the site of this fair featuring a wide range of fruits that are grown in this province. Contests of food products, sale and demonstrations of local handicradts,as well as cultural performances and tourism activities can be seen and experienced.

Lampang's Annual Elephant Satok Fair
February 4 - 6, 2000
Thai Elephants Conservation Centre, Lampang

Elephants are a revered animal in Thailand, as such the Thai Elephants Conservation Centre was established to help preserve these majestic creatures. Every year, an Elephant Fair is conducted and the Centre organises a Khantoke, a northern style meal, as part of the festivites. Proceeds from the event help support the food for the elephant fund and elephant conservation projects. The fair also features a spectacular northern style procession as well as typical northern cultural shows and music.

Flower Festival
February 4 - 6, 2000
Buak Hat Park, Chiang Mai
The North is noted for its abundance of flowering plants, especially temperate zone species, which brust into full bloom towards the end of the cool season. Spectacular beautiful floral floats are the memorable feature of this 3-day festival in Chiang Mai also known as the "Rose of the North". There are floral displays, local handicrafts sales, and enchanting beauty pageants.

Thai Boat : Museum & Performance
February 5, 2000 (09.00 - 16.00 hours)
Wat Sawannaram near Khlong Bangkok Noi, Bangkok

The Royal Barges, especially the splendid Suphannahong, is one of the highlights of the performance. On Khlong Bangkok Noi, in front of the Royal Barges Museum, rare collections of boats which reflect Thai artisans's skills are displayed life-size in which the widest range of miniatures are extravagantly displayed in the museum.

King Rama II Memorial Park Fair
February 5 - 6, 2000
King Buddhalertla Napalai Memorial Park, Samut Songkhram

In memory of Thailand's Poet King Rama II ( 1809-1824) , a fair is held displaying the unique culinary and handicraft works of the local people. The event also features horticultural exhibitions and contests, as well as traditional Thai music and cultural performances including dances, puppet shows and burlesque in a riverine rustic setting.

Phra Nakhon Khiri Fair
February 5 - 14, 2000
Phra Nakhon Khiri, Phetchaburi

Phra Nakhon Khiri (City on the Mount), a hill on which are located several religious structures and a nineteenth-century palace, overlooks the city of Phetchaburi, some two hours drive southwest of Bangkok. A light & sound presentation celebrating local history is one of the attractions of the popular fair.

King Narai Reign Fair
February 18 - 20, 2000
Narai Ratchaniwet, Lop Buri

During the reign of King Narai the Great of Ayutthaya (1656 - 1688), diplomatic relations were encouraged between Siam, as Thailand was known then, and various European nations. This fair, centred at the ruins of King Nariai's palace, commemorates the king and featrues spectacular processions, a light and sound show, folk entertainment and sales of local products.

Magha Puja
February 19, 2000

This important Buddhist holy day marks the auspicious occasion when 1,250 of Lord Buddha's adherents spontaneously congregated to hear him give a sermon. Merit-making ceremonies are held during the day at temples throughout the country, while at night, triple candlelit circumambulations are staged around major temples.

Thai Folk Sports Festival
February 26 - April 10 and November 1 - 30, 2000 (16.00-20.00 hours)
Sanam Luag, Bangkok

One of the many celebrations in the year 2000 is taking place at Rattanakosin Island. Witness the rare. Thai folk sports performances. Kickboxing, kite playing and many more, then ride in a trishaw/samlor around the Royal Square in the heart of Bangkok and enjoy the beautiful sights of temples and palaces built within the Chakri Dynasty.

Source : The Tourism Authority of Thailand
Sat, 29 March, 2003


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