Yee Peng Festival, Chiang Mai 2012

Hello Everyone! 
Hope everyone had a great weekend! For those of you who are in Chiang Mai and walking around Thapae Gate and Sunday Walking Street or Sunday Market in Chiang Mai, I am sure you guys must have had a fabulous time!
Upcoming events in Chiang Mai – Yee Peng Festival or Lantern Festival and after that Loi Krathong Festival. 
I bet you guys are looking forward to the festive seasons and join in the fun with the locals. 
This is the best time of the year to visit Chiang Mai, pleasant weather (for those who are trying to escape the cold from the other part of the world, and for those who want to experience an awesome weather in Chiang Mai) but surprisingly this year the weather’s not that cold (not just yet I guess) we just have to wait until December then…
Here’s the information about Yee Peng Festival & what’s gonna happen during that very week!

Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chiang Mai office altogether with Chiang Mai Province, Chiang Mai Provincial Administrative Organization, Chiang Mai Municipality and Thai Health Promotion Foundation are proud to invite everyone to conserve the Yee Peng Chiang Mai Festival 2012. It will be held throughout the Chiang Mai City during November 25-29, 2012 and it is held as well to commemorate and to celebrate the Miracle Year of Thailand for the three auspicious royal celebrations
1. His Majesty the King’s 84th Birthday,
2. Her Majesty the Queen’s 80th Birthday
3. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s 60th Birthday. 
  “Yee Peng” “Yee” means the 2nd lunar month and Peng means Full Moon, Yee Peng Festival is the celebration during the full moon night in the 2nd lunar month. 

Highlighted Program of Chiang Mai Yee Peng Festival 2012
25-29 Nov. 2012 Lantern Display at the different spot inside old Chiang Mai and City’s moat such as, Thapae Gate, Chang Puak Gate, Chiang Mai Gate, Suan Sok Gate, Sri Phum and Gu Huang Angle of City Moa, Three Kings Monument and the old district court (Phrapokklao Rd.). 
27 Nov. 2012 
– Child Contest for for Yee Peng Festival at Thapae Gate from 18.00-24.00
– Beauty Queen & Men’s Idol Contest for Yee Peng Festival at Thapae Gate from 18.00-24.00
– Lantern Display Parade and Contest along Thapae rd. to Chang Klan rd. from 19.00-22.00 
28 Nov. 2012
– Krathong & Lantern Making Competition at the Chiang Mai Municipality Office from 09.00-12.00
– Small Floating Krathong Parade and Contest, along Thapae rd. till in front of the Chiang Mai 
  Municipality Office (at the bank of Mae Ping River), from 19.00-23.00. 
– Krathong Sai Floating Show, the Mea Ping River in front of at the Chiang Mai Municipality Office, 
  from 19.00-21.00. 
– Fireworks Show for H.M. royal family, the Mea Ping River in front of at the Chiang Mai Municipality  
  Office, from 20.00-24.00. 

29 Nov. 2012
– Grand Krathong Parade and Contest, along Thapae rd. till in front of the Chiang Mai 
  Municipality Office (at the bank of Mae Ping River), from 18.00-24.00.
– Krathong Sai Floating Show, the Mea Ping River in front of at the Chiang Mai Municipality Office, 
  from 19.00-21.00. 
– Fireworks Show for H.M. royal family, the Mea Ping River in front of at the Chiang Mai Municipality  
  Office, from 20.00-24.00. 

Have a splendid Week people!
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