Chiang Mai Flower Festival - Jim Wageman

When you explore this and the other galleries in this folder, you'll very likely realize that festivals, both national and local, occur throughout the year in Thailand and constitute a significant part of leisure activities around the country. Many of them celebrate events related to the Buddhist calendar; others are secular in nature. Among the latter, Chiang Mai's annual Flower Festival offers a delightful parade with intricately decorated floats and participants in traditional attire. Pretty women, handsome young men, colorful costumes, beautiful flowers, and lavishly decorated floats: What's not to like?!