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?!