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Update on Annual events and festivals in Thailand from March to May 2020

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Update on Annual events and festivals in Thailand from March to May 2020

There are many updates on situation in Thailand and Malaysia in these few days and these are updates to make sure everyone knows what is going on. Getting the latest update is crucial so you can know what is going on from the official website so you can plan your schedule ahead. This is the latest update on Annual events and festivals in Thailand from March to May 2020.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to inform international and domestic tourists that most of the TAT’s annual events and festivals scheduled during March and May, 2020, have been cancelled, scaled back or postponed. 

This strategic cooperation is in line with the Royal Thai Government’s current nationwide surveillance, prevention and control measures for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

As Thailand intensifies its measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, TAT as a state-run enterprise is doing its utmost to strictly implement preventive measures and heighten awareness for all tourists in Thailand to protect them from being exposed to the virus. 

Taking into consideration the aim to safeguard public health, TAT has reconsidered events and festivals that it annually hosts, co-hosts or supports. 

Although most Songkran related events that TAT normally hosts annually were cancelled this year, TAT deeply values the Thai New Year, a traditional time to place family first, pay respect to one’s elders, and visit temples.

The status of some events and festivals are as follows:

Event/DateVenueStatusDetail
World’s Largest Parade of Food TrucksBangkokPostponed 16-17 May, 2020
The Glorious of Ayutthaya Fair 13-22 March, 2020AyutthayaPostponedNew dates to be confirmed.
First WBC Muay Thai World Convention 14-16 March, 2020BangkokPostponedNew dates to be confirmed.
World Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony 16-17 March, 2020AyutthayaCancelled
Siam Paragon Bangkok International Fashion Week 19-22 March, 2020BangkokPostponedNew dates to be confirmed.
2020 PTT Thailand Grand Prix (Moto GP) 20-22 March, 2020Buri RamPostponed2-4 October, 2020
Peace Road Thailand 2020 22 March, 2020SongkhlaPostponedNew dates to be confirmed.
Poi Sang Long Festival 3-5 April, 2020Mae Hong SonConfirmed
Andaman Jazz by the Sea 4 April, 2020PhuketPostponed7 August, 2020
Longlay Beach Life Festival 4-5 April, 2020Cha-am, PhetchaburiPostponedNew dates to be confirmed.
Phuket Bike Week 11-18 April, 2020PhuketPostponedNew dates to be confirmed.
International Balloon Festival at Hat Yai 1-3 May, 2020Hat Yai, SongkhlaCancelled
Bangkok Asia Wellness Conference 2-3 May, 2020BangkokConfirmed
Top of the Gulf Regatta 1-6 May, 2020PattayaRescheduled30 April –  5 May 2021
Amazing Pattaya Seafood Festival 8-10 May, 2020PattayaPostponedNew dates to be confirmed.
Amazing Thai Taste @ Premium Craft 22-24 May, 2020PhatthalungPostponed19-21 June, 2020
Samui Regatta 23-30 May, 2020Samui, Surat ThaniConfirmed
The Great Mekong Bike Ride 2020 29-31 May, 2020Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom and MukdahanPostponed12-14 June, 2020

For other events and festivals not listed in this press release, tourists are advised to monitor updates from the organisers.

Tourists can keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (https://www.tatnews.org/) and the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health (https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/intro.php). For information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.

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