Songkran is Thailand's New Year Festival, occurring from April 13 to 15 every year. It is one of the country's main festivals and represents a period of reflection and expression of appreciation for families. It also includes a great deal of water-related activities lasting two days and more.
Loy Krathong is Thailand's festival of lights held every year on the evening of the 12th lunar month, typically in November. It is a Thai belief that all misfortunes in the past will float away (loy), hence personal items like nail clippings and strands of hair are placed in the krathong (leaf bowl). The Thais also believe that the action of setting floating lights free across water bodies is a respectful sign of homage to the water goddess, Mae Khongkha.
The Vegetarian Festival is one of Phuket's most famous events and lasts nine days during the Chinese calendar's 9th lunar month around September/October.
Phuket Old Town Festival
Watch the Thalang road vicinity turn into a walking street that will see variety of stalls selling local food, crafts and showcasing live local entertainment. The Phuket Old Town Festival takes place on the weekend after the Chinese New Year festivities.