|Koh Chang Naval Battle Remembrance Day||HM the Queen's Birthday Celebration|
|Koh Chang Songkran Festival||Loy Kratong Festival|
|Wan Lai Ko Chang||HM The King's Birthday Celebration|
|Koh Chang Fruit Fair|
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.
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.
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.
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.