The Full Moon Party is an all-night beach party that originated in Haad Rin on the island of Koh Phangan, Thailand on the night of every full moon. It is mostly attended by tourists. The popularity 0f the Full Moon Party prompted other parties like “Half Moon”, “Quarter Moon”, etc.
Attractions include fire skipping ropes, alcohol “buckets”, water slides, the famous fire sign, and various random people sleeping on the beach. There is a very wide spectrum of music ranging from trance, to drum and bass, to reggae. The party takes place in many clubs along the Haad Rin beach.
The first Full Moon Party happened in 1985 at a Paradise Bungalow on the beach. About 20–30 travelers were in attendance. The parties gained fame through word of mouth, and now the event draws a crowd of about 5,000–30,000 every full moon evening. The party lasts all night long until the sun rises the next day. The bars on the sunrise beach of Haad Rin town stay open and play music and serve drinks throughout the night. The Full Moon Party has become a standard part of the itinerary of many travelers to Thailand.