The Full Moon Party is a famous traveler’s event in Thailand that happens once a month during the full moon. If you are planning a trip to Thailand, make sure to check out the Full Moon Party calendar to pick your dates and experience this event at least once in your life. Travelers who don’t know what the Full Moon Party is should read more information in our general party guide then search for upcoming events.
Pick your dates using the Full Moon Party calendar
Most of the parties are held during the full moon or near the day of full moon. The party can be on weekend or during the weekdays. However, if the full moon lands on a Buddhist holiday, the party is usually changed to the next normal day. Always check the exact date from the staff at your accommodation because of the possibility of the Full Moon Party calendar changing schedule. Normally, the full moon happens once a month but sometimes there may be even two full moons during the month.
You can check all the parties happening this year here. However, remember that the schedule may change depending on the holidays. Bad weather doesn’t usually affect the Full Moon Party dates and even during a storm, there will still be a lot of travelers around partying.
New Year’s Eve Full Moon Party
In addition to the monthly parties, the Full Moon Party is also held on New Year’s Eve. Every 31 of December, tens of thousands of travelers head to the island of Koh Phangan and celebrate this additional Full Moon Party.
When should I travel to Koh Phangan and the Full Moon Party?
November to April is the peak season in Thailand. However, most people travel to Koh Phangan and the Full Moon Party from February to April. This is because the end of the year is rainy season in Koh Phangan. This means that the weather may be worse during the party. Because Koh Phangan is literally like a paradise, the party still goes on when it’s raining. The temperatures keep above 20°C even during the nights so you will never feel chilly.
If you would rather spend the party with smaller crowds, travel any other time of the year. Just be aware that there will still be thousands of people. The Full Moon Party is always a popular event for travelers in Thailand.
Plan your Full Moon Party trip
Use our website (and the Full Moon Party calendar on the dates page) to plan your Full Moon Party holiday in Thailand. We have many tips for everything from how to dress to what activities to try and what venues to visit for the best DJs or performers.