Inthakhin is an annual festival held in Chiang Mai to celebrate the worship of the grand city pillar and the giving of offerings.
The pillar was first constructed by King Mangrai in 1296 following the foundation of the city and was later moved to its current location inside a shrine in 1800.
Inthakhin Festival 2024 Dates, Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai Thailand
In addition to this, Inthakhin is marked by dancing, musical performances, games and plenty of food. The magnitude of this celebration is a testament to just how much the locals revere the city pillar. Festivities generally start at 8am with flowers offered at Wat Chedi Luang, and monks will also come to pray. You will also find processions heading around the moat during the day, and celebrations will continue into the evening.