Festivals

Normally, there will be several festivals and other traditions celebrated almost throughout the year in Mae Hong Son province. Since the local people still maintain strongly their cultures and ancient traditions. The important festivals are Poi Sang Long (Novice), End of Buddhist Lent (Poi Lern Sib Ed), Buatong Sunflower Festival. In the festival the tourists can see performing arts of Shan and Shan music which are more different from the other places they always joined with other religious ceremonies and parades.


  • Songkran Festival
    Though, Songkran Festival in Mae Hong Son will not be as big as the other provinces. Anyway, Shan’s Songkran festival still remains the charm and the uniqueness in itself. So...

  • Ban Rak Thai.jpg
    Baan Rak Thai village or Baan Mae Aw in the original name, it is a Chinese village evacuating from China at time there was a revolution and change of government. The village is loc...

  • Loy Krathong Festival
    Loy Krathong Festival is an ancient ceremony of Shan. It comes on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month. There is no set date. It depends on the moon and is usually in Nov...

  • Chong Phara Procession
    The Chong Phara tradition is the tradition that is concerned making merit of Shan style in Mae Hong Son province. Chong means “a temple or a castle” and the other Para means “Buddh...

  • Poi Sang Long Procession
    Poi Sang Long (The Novice Ordination) Tradition:Shan believe in long years ago that if anyone held Poi Sang Long Tradition that is the novice ordination or the monk ordination in B...

  • Bua Tong Festival
    Bua Tong (Mexican Sunflowers) Blossom Festival will be held at Doi Mae U Khaw, Khun Yuam district during November to December of every year, which is the time of Bua Tong Flowers b...

  • Poi Learn Sib Ed.jpg
    Although there are various races settled together in Mae Hong Son, various cultures, beliefs, and traditions, however, the people still respect, and honor in their differences, the...
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