Does Chiang Mai celebrate Chinese New Year?

Thai also celebrate ‘regular’ New Year on December 31st. But as with Asian countries hosting a large Chinese minority, Thailand also has a Chinese New Year celebration tradition. Chiang Mai has a large Chinese-Thai minority and attracts many Chinese tourists during the cool season, so you can expect a lively festival.

Is Lunar New Year celebrated in Thailand?

Best Places to Experience Chinese New Year in Thailand The Chinese New Year is celebrated all across Thailand, but the biggest celebrations take place in Yaowaraj which is the Chinatown of Bangkok. The roads are flooded with people in red wishing each other ‘xin nian hao’ or ‘happy new year’.

What is there to do in Chiang Mai on New Years Eve?

  • THE NORTH GATE. For those looking for a bit more energy into their NYE celebration, head down to the North Gate.
  • DOI SUTHEP – Best View Spot.
  • The Heart of Chiang Mai.
  • The Clocktower.

What is Lunar New Year called in Thailand?

Spring Festival
In Thailand, Chinese New Year is a public holiday in Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Satun provinces only. Also called “Lunar New Year” or “Spring Festival”, this holiday is the first day of the year on the Chinese Calendar. It falls somewhere from late January to mid-February on the Gregorian Calendar.

Is Thai New Year same as Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year: The Thai and Chinese – Different Traditions, Same Family Ties. New Year celebrations of the Gregorian calendar has passed, but for Chinese people and Thai people of Chinese descent, the Chinese New Year is just around the corner.

What is Wan Nao?

Wan Nao is the celebration of the old Thai New Year’s Eve and takes place on April 14th when the sun travels between Pisces and Aires.

What are the traditions of Lunar New Year?

The main Chinese New Year activities include 1) putting up decorations, 2) eating reunion dinner with family on New Year’s Eve, 3) firecrackers and fireworks, 4) giving red envelopes and other gifts, and 5) watching lion and dragon dances.

How do you say Happy Songkran in Thai?

To wish someone a happy Songkran day, you can use the same pattern:

  1. Happy Songkran! สวัสดีวันสงกรานต์ sà-wàt-dee bpee mài. 
  2. Happy Songkran! สุขสันต์วันสงกรานต์ sùk wan sŏng-graan.

How do you say Happy Lunar New Year?

The most common way to wish your close friends and loved ones a happy New Year is: “Xīnnián hǎo”, which is written 新年好. Xīnnián hǎo literally translates as ‘New Year Goodness’, similar to have a nice day/New Year. This is pronounced in Mandarin as ‘sshin-nyen haoww’ and cantonese as ‘sen-nin haow’.