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Yasothon Bun Bang Fai Festival 2017
 

Venue: Yasothon Province.

Bun Bang Fai Festival is an ancient local festival, whichis associated with Thai traditional beliefs in the supernatural powers that help promote the production of rice crops for the coming planting season.In the rainy season, the local people believe that the god would hear the entreaties that they create a rocket or 'Bang Fai' to send to heaven, and bless them with plentiful rain for rice cultivation. So, the celebration is entirely to the god of rain. On the festival day, the beautiful rockets in different styles are paraded to the launch site. The local people dress in colorful traditional costumes and dance to accompany the procession. The highlight of the festival is the launch time. The rockets are fired from their launch platforms one by one. Noisy folk music and cheers can be heard for each liftoff and the rocket that reaches the greatest height is declared the winner.

Contact Details:
TAT Udon Thani Office
Tel. +66 4524 3770, +66 4525 0714

TAT Call Center 1672

For more information: http://www.tourismthailand.org
 




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