A festival in tribute to Thao Suranari in Nakhon Ratchasima
A festival in tribute to Thao Suranari
Situated at the western gate to Nakhon Ratchasima is one of the region's most celebrated places, the Thao Suranari Monument. Every 23 March to 2 April, Nakhon Ratchasima hosts a festival in tribute to Thao Suranari, or Khun Ying Mo, the wife of a Thai official who successfully staved off an invasion by Lao soldiers from Vientiane in 1826. This festival, which lasts ten days, is accompanied by parades, beauty contests, fireworks displays, and exhibitions of traditional song and dance, which draw people from all over the region. The highlight of this festival is the performance of the traditional Nakhon Ratchasima song, by groups of hired singers. There are literally hundreds of these groups for hire, charging between 300-600 baht per performance.
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