Yi Peng (written as Yee Peng), a famous Thailand festival, usually coincides with Loy Krathong Festival. It is a festival unique to northern Thailand, especially in Chiang Mai, and is usually celebrated in November.
During the festival, people launch paper lanterns into the air for good fortune. Hence, it is also known as the Floating Lantern Festival or the Festival of Light.
When Is Yi Peng Lantern Festival 2024?
In 2024, the Chiang Mai Yi Peng Lantern Festival will be held for two days on November 15th and 16th. The date of the Yi Peng Festival is based on the Lanna Lunar Calendar and changes every year.
Each day will feature a grand sky lantern release event, which is the highlight of the festival. It offers a gorgeous spectacle of thousands of sky lanterns (khom loi) released into the night sky.
If you would like to experience this amazing event, book a ticket right now.
Tickets for Chiang Mai CAD Yi Peng Lantern Festival 2024
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Here are the prices for three kinds of tickets. Premium tickets are most recommended, as you will get closest to the stage and the chanting monks, enjoy exclusive services with a dedicated photographer and indulge in a buffet dinner at a designated special food zone.
- Premium ticket + transfer + dinner: US$ 199
- VIP ticket + transfer + dinner: US$ 169
- Standard ticket + transfer + dinner: US$ 129
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Yi Peng Lantern Festival Tours: 14 Days, 10 Days, 8 Days, 5 Days, 2 Days
Chiang Mai is a city full of various unique experiences. Your Chiang Mai tour will be enriched with activities or tours, such as:
- Elephant Rescue Park to have a close encounter with elephants;
- Evening tour to see the must-see in Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep and the sacred Wat Phra That Doi Suthep;
- Street Food Tour to explore Chiang Mai's colorful night markets;
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We have also especially designed several tours including the Yi Peng Festival. Our tours include premium tickets for the Chiang Mai Sky Lantern Festival, unique Thai cultural experiences, and the best sights of Thailand from the northern hill tribes and the relics of the ancient kingdoms to sunny southern beaches.
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If you desire to combine the enchanting Lantern Festival experiences with the exploration of other parts of Thailand, we have the perfect tours for you. These itineraries offer a well-rounded journey that encompasses the festival's magic as well as the highlights of other regions in Thailand.
Schedule for Chiang Mai Yi Peng & Loy Krathong Festival
During the period of the festival, there will be a variety of celebration activities in Chiang Mai. The activities are similar each year. For reference, here is the schedule for 2023.
|Events in the city||Time||Date||Venue|
|1. The Ceremony of Worshiping the Spirit House and the White Pagoda||08:00 a.m.||Nov. 26, 2023||Chiang Mai Municipality Office, White pagoda|
|2. The Ping River Apology Ceremony||09:00 a.m.||Nov. 26, 2023||Pier at Sri Khong Temple|
|3. Yeepeng Lanna Lanterns Contest (Big Hanging Lanterns)||04:00 p.m.||Nov. 26, 2023||Tha Pae Gate|
|4. Opening Ceremony Yeepeng Festival 2023 in Chiang Mai "||06:00 p.m.||Nov. 26, 2023||Tha Pae Gate|
|5. The Yeepeng Festival Queen and King Pageant in Chiang Mai||07:00 p.m.||Nov. 26-27, 2023||Tha Pae Gate|
|6. The Forest Gate Ceremony Yeepeng Lanna Chiang Mai||For the duration of the event||Nov. 26-28, 2023||Community and temple in municipal area|
|7. Ping River Krathong Release Ceremony||6:00 p.m.||Nov. 26-28, 2023||Ping River Bank at Municipality Office|
|8. Lanna Arts and Culture Performance||6:00-9:00 p.m.||Nov. 26-28, 2023||Tha Pae Gate|
|9. The Happiness of the River: Yeepeng Festival in Chiang Mai||6:00-9:00 p.m.||Nov. 26-28, 2023||The Ping River, Mae Kha Canal|
|10. Light, sound, and multimedia show||8:00 p.m.||Nov. 26-28, 2023||The Stage at Wat Sri Khong Pier|
|11.Royal Celebration Fireworks Display||8:30 p.m.||Nov. 26-28, 2023||Wat Sri Khong Pier|
|12. Phra Mahachat Sermon Ceremony||5:00 a.m-9:00 p.m.||Nov. 27, 2023||Sri Don Chai Temple|
|13. Handmade Lotus Leaf and Fresh Flower Krathong Contest||10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Nov. 27, 2023||Municipality office|
|14. The Chiang Mai Yeepeng Little Miss and Mister Contest||6:00 p.m.||Nov. 27, 2023||Municipality office|
|15. Lanna Yeepeng Lantern Boat Procession Contest||7:00 p.m.||Nov. 27, 2023||Tha Phae Gate – Municipality office|
|16. Luk Thung Singing Contest with Tail Dancers, Preserving Thai Culture||4:30 p.m.||Nov. 28, 2023||Municipality Office|
|17. The Toyal Procession of Large Floating Krathong Competition||7:00 p.m.||Nov. 28, 2023||Tha Phae Gate-Municipality office|
|18. Award Ceremony of The Royal Procession of Large Floating Krathong Competition||10:00 p.m.||Nov. 28, 2023||Municipality office|
Yi Peng Festival Dates: 2024, 2025...
The official date of Yi Peng is announced the year before. So we don't know exactly when the festival will take place in future years, but we know it will likely happen on the night of the full moon or one day before or after. Here are the upcoming full moons (and tentative Yi Peng Lantern Festival dates).
|Day 1 in Chiang Mai||Day 2 in Chiang Mai|
|Year||Yi Peng Lantern Festival (the 1st mass event); Loi Krathong (small krathong)||Yi Peng Lantern Festival (the 2nd mass event); Loy Krathong Parade in the city/big krathong|
|2020||Oct. 31||Nov. 1|
|2021||Nov. 19||Nov. 20|
|2022||Nov. 8||Nov. 9|
|2023||Nov. 27||Nov. 28|
|2024||Nov. 15||Nov. 16|
|2025||Nov. 5||Nov. 6|
|2026||Nov. 24||Nov. 25|
|2027||Nov. 13||Nov. 14|
|2028||Nov. 1||Nov. 2|
|2029||Nov. 20||Nov. 21|
|2030||Nov. 9||Nov. 10|
|2031||Nov. 17||Nov. 18|
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