Thailand to Host Pride Nation Samui International Festival


Thailand is gearing up to host the “PRIDE NATION SAMUI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL” at Koh Samui Island next month. The grand celebration is set to welcome tourists from around the globe and show Thailand’s support for an inclusive society.

This upcoming festival will take the theme ‘Let’s Join PRIDEradise’ and is organized under the cooperation of the Thai government and private agencies, namely the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Surat Thani Province, and RS MULTIMEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT.

The festival is expected to transform Samui Island into a hub for celebrating Pride Month for tourists from around the world, particularly from Southeast Asia. It proposes a tourism and economic boost ahead of Samui’s peak season, by attracting over 100,000 tourists.

Additionally, the festival is held to celebrate the approval of a marriage equality bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Thailand. Vibrant and uplifting activities are promised, such as the Sunset Parade, a music festival, parties, seminars, and workshops.

On this occasion, the governor has requested that local hotels and restaurants warmly welcome visitors and maintain reasonable service prices.

The PRIDE NATION SAMUI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL will take place from June 24 to June 29.

Aside from this event in Samui Island, Thailand is going to host the Pride Celebration and Drag Festival in Bangkok, to emphasize the country’s commitment to embracing diversity and supporting equality.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.