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Hua Hin Events
Take a look at our events calendar to find out what is happening in Hua Hin. If you have any Hua Hin events or holidays please submit them and we'll add them to the calendar.

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Hua Hin tourist information
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Hua Hin Golf Holidays
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Hua Hin Fishing
Take a cruise around the beautiful coastline of Hua Hin with a Hua Hin sea cruise or Hua Hin fishing at a freshwater lake.

Hua Hin Map
We now have an area map of Hua Hin online and a Hua Hin travel section with train and bus timetables.

The first interactive Google Earth map for Hua Hin is now complete and online. Take a look at the Hua Hin Map to find your way around town by satellite images.

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Hua Hin Holidays and Events 2013


Hua Hin and Thailand holidays and events 2013. Public, national and Buddhist holidays with festivals in Hua Hin.

There are a multitude of local festivals and events that Hua Hin hosts throughout every year. These include food and wine festivals, motor shows, art fairs, markets, fairgrounds, music festivals, charity events, and parties. Dates and events vary so we could not include them in this list, check the hua hin events forum for the latest news on local happenings in 2013.

January
1st. The beginning of the western new year is a national holiday in Thailand, one of three "new year" holidays celebrated every year. Christmas and New Year are peak times in Hua Hin.
February

10th. The beginning of the Chinese lunar year is celebrated in the Chinatowns of every city throughout Thailand. Some businesses close for the day, but it is not a national holiday. Hua Hin gets very busy over Chinese new year and dragon dances can be seen in the streets.

March

11th. Makha Bucha celebrates the Buddha's first sermon to his disciples. It is a national holiday.
Mid-March. Every two years the Thailand International Kite Festival is held at The Rama VI camp in Cha Am, Phetchaburi. The last event was held in 2012. Many different types of kites can be seen, ranging from small to large. There will be fast kiting, night shows and stunt shows together with many other displays, shopping and food. Acivities usually commence at 10.00 hrs and continue until 20.30 hrs over the two days. The next festival will be in 2014. Photos: Hua Hin Kite Festival 2010

For the last two years Hua Hin has also held the Intercontinental Kiteboarding World Cup in March. Photos: Hua Hin Kiteboarding World Cup 2010

April

6th (sub 8th). Chakri Day commemorates the founding of the current dynasty, Rama I.
13/14/15th. Songkran is the traditional Thai new year, generally celebrated as a water festival. Songkran in Hua Hin only occurs on the 13th when the streets downtown are packed with revellers, prepare to get wet!

May

1st. International labor day is celebrated as a national holiday.
5th (sub 6th). Coronation day celebrates the day in 1949 when the current king was crowned.
24th. Visakha Bucha Day. This is the holiest Buddha day and celebrates the birth, enlightenment and entry into nirvana of the Buddha.

June

Dates to be confirmed. Hua Hin Jazz Festival 2013. Hua Hin's annual jazz festival was cancelled last year so the future of the event is unknown.

Photos: Hua Hin Jazz Festival 2010

July
22nd. Asanha Bucha Day. This commemorates the first sermon Buddha gave to his first five disciples. It is always held on the day before the start of Buddhist Lent.
23rd. Khao Phansa, this day marks the beginning of the Buddhist 'lent' period, a time when monks are supposed to retreat to their temples while new life springs forth.
August

12th. Her Majesty the Queen's birthday is a national holiday, also serving as the country's Mothers Day as well.

* Hua Hin Golf Festival is held throughout the months of August and September.
* Hua Hin Regatta is held in August [ photos ].

September

Hua Hin Elephant Polo tournament returned to Hua Hin in 2012 and was held in September.

October

23rd. Chulalongkorn Day celebrates the birthday of one of Thailand's most revered kings. The 23rd is a Public Holiday.
14th. Ork Phansa. End of Buddhist Lent.

November

18th. Loy Kratong is not a national holiday, but an evening when Thais pay respect to the goddess of the waters by floating candlelit offerings on any and all waterways around the Kingdom. Hua Hin beach gets especially busy on Loy Kratong night.

* Pranburi Dragon Boat Races are held in November.

December

5th. His Majesty the King's birthday.
10th. Constitution Day.
31st. New Year's Eve.

* Hua Hin Bike Week 2013 is held in December. Photos: Hua Hin Bike Week 2012
* Hua Hin Vintage and Classic Car Rally
is held in December at the Sofitel [ photos ].

 

 
 

 

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