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Koh Chang Festivals & Events
Koh Chang Naval Battle Remembrance Day
When: 17 - 23 January
Where: The Koh Chang Yutthanavi Memorial, Amphoe Laem Ngop and Amphoe Koh Chang
Koh Chang Naval Battle
Koh Chang Naval Battle Remembrance Day
Koh Chang Naval Battle Remembrance Day is organized in late January at the Koh Chang Yutthanavi Memorial on Laem Ngop. The event is to commemorate the bravery of the Royal Thai Navy’s action against the French on January 17, 1941. Merit-making and tribute rites are performed and there is exhibition by the Royal Thai Navy. Exhibitions of Thai Naval Army and other government agencies together with entertainments will be on display.
Koh Chang Songkran Festival
When: 13 - 15 April
Where: Koh Chang Municipality
Song Kran is also known as Thai Traditional New Year Day which falls on April 13 - 15 in a year. It is the great opportunity for merit-making and a special time for Thai people to have fun, traditional music, dance, games, and other activities in the pastime.

The most obvious celebration of Songkran is the throwing of water. Thais roam the streets with containers of water or water guns or post themselves at the side of roads with a garden hose and drench each other and passersby. This, however, was not always the main activity of this festival. Songkran was traditionally a time to visit and pay respects to elders, including family members, friends and neighbors.

Wan Lai Ko Chang
When: April
Where: White Sand Beach and Klong Prao Beach
Wan Lai Ko Chang
Wan Lai Ko Chang
Participating to offer the breakfast food to monks and make a merit at Klong Prao Temple.
Grand opening "Chang Island Wan Lai Thai Tradition Fair" starts at Main Stage.
- Pouring water over the Buddha Image and get the bless from 3 monks
- Pouring water over 45 elders hands from 9 villages, enjoy ancient Thai dancing at second stage, Local food contest (Shrimp paste dip/ Stir fried noodles with crab/ Crab and papaya spicy Thai salad, first round Bartender contest with DJ music at Main Stage.
At night , enjoy seeing the entertainment performance from both stages.
Koh Chang Fruit Fair
When: 30 April - 2 May
Where: Koh Chang Municipality
Koh Chang Municipality invited to see and tasting in a variety of fruits. During April - June of each year as the farmers who produce the fruit to the market, which is Koh Chang, is a fruit not grown in other provinces. The eastern provinces of Chanthaburi, Rayong and Trat, are reputed to be the finest producers of such exotic tropical fruits as durian, pomelo, zalacca, mangosteen and rambutan. With a ready supply of freshly-picked fruits from the nearby orchards throughout the summer months from April to July, the annual Fruit Festivals are the perfect place to savour the very best of a great variety of fresh Thai fruits, as well as locally processed fruit.
HM the Queen's Birthday Celebration
When: 12 August
Where: Koh Chang Municipality
HM the Queen's Birthday Celebration
HM the Queen's Birthday Celebration
HM the Queen's Birthday in Thailand is not celebrated during May as many other countries do, but it is celebrated every 12th of August to mark the birthday of the queen, Her Majesty Queen Sirikrit, Queen Regent of Thailand.

Starting a few weeks before the Queen's birthday, all buildings are covered up with Royal symbols and portraits of Her Majesty all over the Thai kingdom. On 12 August, jasmine, symbolic of the selfless virtue of a mother who gives life to her children, is seen everywhere in Thailand. Charitable activities, food offering to monks and donations are part of the events of the day to express children's gratitude to every mother. National flags decorate buildings to wish Her Majesty many happy returns of the day and a long life.

An alms-giving ceremony in the morning is followed by a huge festival of music and culture at Koh Chang Municipality to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday. You can also appreciate the beauty of the decorations along Avenue.
Loy Kratong Festival
When: November
Where: Koh Chang Municipality
The most picturesque of the Thai festivals is held on the full-moon of the 12th lunar month. Little candle-lit krathongs are launched onto the water as an offering to Mother Water. People apologize for polluting the water and promise to do better in the future.

The ceremony is believed to have originated in the time of King Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai, the first capital of Thailand, and to have been started by Nang Nophamas or Tao Sri Chulalak, the Brahman consort of the King. She was the first person who introduced "Krathongcherm", the banana leaf krathong in the form of lotus blossom on the festival night. The festival starts in the evening when there is a full moon in the sky. People carry their krathongs to the river and canals. After lighting candles and joss sticks and making a wish, they gently place the krathongs on the water and let them drift away till they go out of sight. It is believed that krathongs carry away their sins and bad luck, and happiness will come to them. Indeed, it is the time to be joyful and happy as the sufferings are floated away.

The festival includes a contest of Krathong-making, the Nophamas Queen Contest, local games and performances, entertainment programs and firework displays. The Loy Kratong song contributes to the romantic atmosphere of this occasion.
HM The King's Birthday Celebration
When: 5 December
Where: Koh Chang Municipality
HM The King's Birthday Celebration
HM The King's Birthday Celebration
The 5th December is His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej's birthday. This day is also Father's Day and a public holiday.

Starting a few weeks before the King's birthday, all buildings are covered up with Royal symbols and portraits of His Majesty all over the Thai kingdom. Every year in December, huge portraits of His Majesty are raised in temples, administrative buildings, schools, houses, shops by individual people and organizations.

On the 5th december early morning time, Thai Buddhist people go to temple and make offerings to monks as usual. In Koh Chang, also had a ceremony in Koh Chang Municipality. In the evening the City Mayor as well hundreds of local people. They represented schools, government departments and private organizations. At 7.19 pm. The candles were lit and the Thai people then sang songs to praise H.M. The King.