Chinese New Year – 15th day of the first lunar month – Since many Thais come from Chinese descendants, Chinese New Year sees its own special celebrations throughout the country. Thai-Chinese families will come together to cook special foods in special amounts to honour their ancestors and set off fireworks. (There are also more Chinese tourists in the country as they enjoy a public holiday for the new year!) Chinese New Year 2018 is on February 16th.
The celebrations centered around the Chinatown area close to the popular Warorot Market area. The roads around it were closed of and they were lined with stalls selling mainly food and clothes.