Colors of Phuket - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Phuket Phuket offers its guests amazing varied cultural program rich in festivals and celebrations. Bright ethic holidays and festivals are held almost every month there. The brightest show the tourists can take part in during Phuket visit is the Chinese new Year. The celebration takes place according the lunar calendar. The date of celebration falls within the period from the beginning of January to the middle of February. The bright fest is celebrated for two days featuring exciting parades, pyrotechnic shows, street artists and musician performances and various gastronomy events. One of the most exciting events of the ethnic holiday is a dragon dance. During the holiday tourists will have a chance to visit buzzing markets and sales. The most popular market places are located in close vicinity of the Vat-Chalong temple. The last decade of February offers another ethic holiday named Phuket old city being devoted to the city historical sites.
One of the most visited romantic restaurants of Phuket named La Gritta is placed near the Patong bay. The eating house is specialized in Italian cuisine and offers its visitors an excellent … Open
Apart from buzzing celebrations the tourists and the city residents have a unique chance to visit ancient buildings which are commonly closed for visitors. Thai New Year (Songkran) is another exciting holiday being of great interest for many tourists from all over the world.
Commonly the date of the celebration falls within mid of April matching with another local holiday named the Water Festival which main feature is spilling the water. This exciting fest engages the local youth splashing water in the streets. The ritual symbolizes an act of purification before a new year starts. Copyright
Phuket is the biggest island of Thailand known for a number of natural and historical sites. The Thepkasattri district locates a village of sea gipsy being one of the most visited places on … Open
Seafood fans should visit Phuket in May as the Seafood Festival falls within this month. The festival engages best local cooks performing their culinary skills. During this fest the island turns into a scaled picnic area equipped with open kitchens and concession stalls to buy various tasty treats.
In August Phuket celebrates the Fireworks Festival. Its participants commonly prepare for the celebration for the whole year. An official opening of the tourist season is considered to be on the 1st of November. Touristic trade fair is commonly held on this dat. The holiday goes as far back as to 1985 when the first celebration took place. By now the holiday has sufficiently improved. The entertainment program of the celebration is added with various shows and contests, sport competitions as well as different concerts for kids and adults.
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Phuket

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