Let’s Join the Chiang Mai Yee Peng Lantern Festival 2018 at Chiang Mai Province on November 20 – 23

in Festivals Calendar on 08/11/2018

Let’s Join the Chiang Mai Yee Peng Lantern Festival 2018 at Chiang Mai Province on November 20 – 23

In Chiang Mai, the Yee Peng Festival 2018 takes place on November 20 – 23, celebrating traditions and activities that are unique to the Lanna people. The main venue is at Tha Phae Gate (Khung Pratu Tha Phae) with some celebrations and activities scheduled at the Monument of the Three Kings and the Office of Chiang Mai City Municipality. The event’s activities include:

  • Daily activities include: ‘Tam Phang Patit Song Fa Haksa Mueang’ (Light the Lanterns to Guard the City) at the Monument of the Three Kings, 18.00 – 23.00 Hrs.; the ‘Yi Peng Lantern Sculpture Show’ around city moats, gates, and corners, 19.00 – 22.00 Hrs.; and ‘Cultural Performances’ at the Office of Chiang Mai City Municipality, 19.00 – 22.00 Hrs.
  • Activities on November 21 include: the opening ceremony of ‘Yee Peng Festival 2018’ at Tha Phae Gate, 18.00 Hrs.; and the ‘Yee Peng Little Boys and Girls Contest’ at the Office of Chiang Mai City Municipality, 19.00 Hrs.
  • The ‘Mister and Miss (Thephi-Thepphabut) Yee Peng Contest’ takes place at Tha Phae Gate on November 21 – 22, 19.00 – 23.00 Hrs.
  • Activities on November 22 include: the ‘ceremony to worship the Spirit House, and Chedi Khao, and ask the Goddess of Water for her forgiveness’ at Mae Ping River, in front of the Office of Chiang Mai City Municipality, 08.09 – 10.30 Hrs.; the ‘banana-leaf and fresh-flower Krathong contest’ at the Office of Chiang Mai City Municipality, 09.00 – 15.00 Hrs.; and the ‘release of Lanna-style Krathong Sai’ at Mae Ping River, in front of the Office of Chiang Mai City Municipality, 19.00 Hrs. and 22.00 Hrs.
  • Activities on November 23 include: the ‘Giant Krathong Cup Parade Contest’ from Tha Phae Gate to the Office of Chiang Mai City Municipality, 19.00- 23.00 Hrs.; and the ‘Fireworks Display’ at Mae Ping River, in front of the Office of Chiang Mai City Municipality, 19.30 Hrs. and 21.30 Hrs.

Click here to download the event’s timetable.

For more information, contact TAT Chiang Mai Office at 053-248-604-5, Chiang Mai City Municipality at 053-259-146-8, www.facebook.com/cmmayor, or TAT Call Center at 1672.

Text Credit : Tourism Authority of Thailand Newsroom
Photo Credit : Chiang Mai City Municipality