Thai festivals you shouldn't miss! Most festivals depend on the lunar calendar, so the date varies from year to year. Verify the right dates with for example the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Chonburi Buffalo Races (งานประเพณีวิ่งควาย)
The yearly buffalo races in Chonburi are quite dangerous. When I was there a lot of guys fell off their buffalo (they ride without saddle) and the public was reprimanded whenever they came too close to the beasts. Other attractions are e.g. pole climbing for money (the higher denominations are stuck near the top) and the 'Miss buffalo' election for the prettiest girl around. Junior girl singers warble traditional Thai songs, there is a buffalo parade and a lot more. [October, Chonburi] More photos • Video