Head to Chiang Mai for Inthakin, also known as Sai Khan Dok (or “worship of the city pillar”). This is a very large celebration in which the city’s citizenry make flower offerings to the pillar, but there’s also dancing, musical performances, carnival games, and plenty of street food for sale. The festival begins with a procession around the old town. A Buddha image called Phra Fon Saen Haa (Five Hundred Thousand Raindrop Buddha) is carried, blessed with water, and placed in the courtyard of Wat Chedi Luang. After this the devotees place flowers, candles, and incense in each of the 28 bowls laid out on mats.