Thursday, March 1, 2012


La Fete

Until end April, around Thailand
Fries notwithstanding, all things French hit Bangkok annually with La Fête. Besides the usual art exhibitions and concerts, past programmes have also featured puppet and street theatre
shows and a French film festival.

27th Asean Barred Ground Dove Festival
1–31 March, Khwan Mueang Park, Mueang District, Yala Province
Doves are believed to bring good luck to those who raise them. Enthusiasts annually hold a cooing competition for small, medium and large voice contestants.

Monthly Auctions
3 March, River City Shopping Complex, Bangkok
Held at the Riverside Auction House, this monthly auction is a great place to pick up genuine antiques and traditional handicrafts from Thailand and beyond.

Bangkok Jazz Festival
9-14 March, CentralWorld Square, Bangkok

Sway to the sounds of cool jazz in the unique down-town location at Bangkok's annual Jazz Festival. Over 30,000 jazz fans yearly support the impressive line-up of local and international talent.

Magha Puja (Sangha Day)
7 March, around Thailand
This important Buddhist holy day celebrates the occasion when 1250 of the Lord Buddha's disciples spontaneously gathered to hear him preach. Ceremonies take place during the day at Thailand's temples, while at night, candlelight processions are staged around monastery chapels.

Thailand International Kite Festival
9–11 March, Mrigadayavan Palace, Phetchaburi
This festival attracts an ever-growing number of devoted kite fans, participants and spectators every year, who come to witness amazing stunts, shows, exhibits and workshops.

Thailand International Furniture Fair
14–18 March, Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC)
Deck your home out in superb furniture at this fab fair. Areas are dedicated to lighting, home decor furnishings, garden furniture and more, all made by local and international manufacturers.

Hollywood Stars & Divas Charity Concert
15–17 March, Siam City Hotel, Bangkok
Kamala Sukosol and her talented family will again be taking to the stage to raise funds for the Thai Red Cross Society. Expect exceptional singing and dancing and loads of fun!

Pattaya International Music Festival
16–18 March, Beach Road, Pattaya
This is an unrivalled opportunity to enjoy a weekend of listening and dancing to beautiful music performed by more than 100 global musicians in one of Asia’s liveliest seaside cities.

Bangkok International Motor Show
26 March – 8 April, Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC)

This is a great opportunity to see the latest advances in motoring technology, from classic cars to bikes all under one roof. Surround by millions of other car fanatics

Bangkok International Book Fair
29 March – 8 April, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC)
Thailand beckons bibliophiles to its capital. Publishers’ wheel and deal and the public scours the stands for their favourite Thai and international genres and non-fiction titles.

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