Koh Samui is a party island and celebrates everything !!!
Look at the signs and advertisements. We celebrate the full moon, the dark moon, Mondays!, Buddhist holidays, Christian holidays, Party Days from St. Patrick's Day to Halloween! AND New Years!! More than once. The most important dates are :
New Year's Celebrations
The traditional December 31st New Year is celebrated with much enthusiasm. It is also a Public Holiday. The Chinese New Year usually in February based upon the lunar calendar. This celebration takes several days. And The Thai New Year, Songkran, starting on the 13th of April and lasting at least 2 or 3 days, depending on where you are in Thailand. This is the Water Holiday and any one in Thailand during this time will be wet!
This beautiful and festive holiday is celebrated throughout Thailand. The timing of this event is based on the lunar calendar and is held on the Full Moon in November. Thai's and visitors alike construct or purchase Krathongs. These small boats are decorated and contain 3 sticks of incense, a candle, a coin and other items. The candles are lighted and placed in the water. The major festival area on Koh Samui is the Big Buddha.
Full Moon Party
There are about 10,000-20,000 people participating every month at this Koh Phangan beach party. It is known as the Full Moon Party. read more...