A trip to the Gulf of Thailand isn’t complete without being a part of the infamous Full Moon Festival 2019 and Half Moon Party 2019. In this article, we focus on the Full Moon Festival 2019 which is held once in a month in Koh Phangan when the moon is full. On that day, the moon looks like a yellow or white ball. Haad Rin is the hub for party lovers from around the world. As the night falls, the whole beach is frenzied with frenetic dancers, blasting music and neon lights. For the first time attendee, it’s an absolute paradise.
Quick overview about the history of the Full Moon Festival
Often called the “Full Moon Festival”, the actual name is the Full Moon Party. In the early 80s, a crowd of tourists found the moon in its full shine in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Since that time, the ritual started to celebrate the natural beauty by partying the whole night on the beach. How interesting it is! A small group started this ritual and tourists around the world have come to Koh Phangan just to celebrate the natural beauty. Every month, thousands of tourists, mainly from Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom visit Haad Rin to attend the event which is now called as a Full Moon Festival. Other attendees arrive New Zealand, the United States, and other countries in Europe.
How can you enjoy the party on Koh Phangan?
The party starts in the evening and lasts until the next morning. One can enjoy the party the whole night through the sunrise. More than 20,000 attendees dance to music on the sandy beach. Typical attire for this party is a neon colored outfit with fanny packs. You don’t have to follow any rules that night; dance to the music, have fun with your friends and loved ones, and enjoy the atmosphere. When you reach the beach, you will find the stalls where you can get your body and face painted with various colors to match this crazy event.
Have a look at the schedule for the Full Moon Festival 2019:
- 20 March 2019
- 19 April 2019
- 19 May 2019
- 17 June 2019
- 18 July 2019
- 15 August 2019
- 13 September 2019
- 11 November 2019
- 11 December 2019
- 25 December 2019
- 31 December 2019
*Dates subject to change.
Just like the Full Moon Party, Koh Samui is famous for the Half Moon Party. At plenty of places in Koh Samui including High Park, Half Moon Party is held to entertain the tourists.
Have you ever attend either of these two parties in your entire life? If yes, you are lucky. If not, then you should attend at least once in a lifetime. It will be one of the most memorable moments of your life. Now, you have already made a plan to spend a vacation in Thailand. Make a schedule that matches with Full Moon Party schedule. Be sure to book your accommodation early because the best places sell out fast.