I'm trying to plan a trip for the Yi Peng Festival In Chiang Mai, Thailand. My problem is the confusion with the traditional date (the free one, NOT the costly tourist one). I know the full moon is on Nov. 6 this year. and I'm planning on arriving in Chiang Mai on Nov 4 (morning) and leaving Nov 10 (Evening).
But will that work? Is the traditional festival ALWAYS on the full moon?
To see if they did I tried looking up past dates and then the date of the full moon; but trying to look up the past full moon dates I just kept getting pages and pages of full moon parties that didn't help at all.
I want to start booking dates but half the reason I'm going to Thailand is for the Festival.