October Tourist Events in Bangkok
Vegetarian Festival (5-13 Oct)
During this period, people of Chinese origin all over the country make merit by abstaining from food and oil from animals. The large-scale festival is held in Phuket and Trang. Sacred rituals are performed at various Chinese shrines and temples. People carry the god statues in a great procession and observe traditional magical performances as a sacrifice to their gods.
Boat Races (Sep-Oct)
In September and October, when the rivers and waterways are in full spate, boat-racing festivals are held in several provinces that the rivers flow through. The best known are held in Nan, Phichit, Phitsanulok and Chumphon.
Chulalongkorn Day (23 Oct)
Held to commemorate the death of King Chulalongkorn the Great (Rama V) who passed away in 1910.