The tradition of royal river processions goes back hundreds of years, they are always an exceptional and rare event. The last procession took place in 2012, although King Bhumibol, the monarch of the time, was not personally present because of his state of health. The royal procession of King Vajiralongkorn on the Chao Phraya River will take place on the 24th of October 2019.
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With a lot of traditions, festivals in Thailand are numerous and some are worldwide famous. Loy Krathong sometimes also called the Festival of Lights is held in November and was elected second best festival in the world. It must be said that this is the most photogenic festival in Thailand.
The main events of the Buddhist calendar but also the anniversaries of the King and Queen of Thailand and other days related to the History of the country are holidays in Thailand. If banks and administrations are generally closed those days, transport, shops and restaurants operate normally.