Yasothon Bun Bangfai Rocket Festival
May 12 - 13, 2012
Date: May 12 - 13, 2012
Annual ritual to ensure that the seasonal rains fall at the appropriate time in the planting cycle. In the process, Buddhist merit-making traditions are also observed and reinforced. The festival, which is held over a period of three days, strengthens community spirit.
The first day known as “Wan Suk Dip” features a ritual to play homage to Chao Pu, the spirit of the city pillar.
The second day is the rocket procession day. Each is escorted by a colourful dance troupe. The rocket are finally launched on the third day in which various rockets and beauty contests are held. It is also a day for the ordination of novices with festive celebrations following merit-making rituals.
For more information
Contact: TAT Ubon Ratchathani
Tel: 045 243-770 to 1, 045 250-714
Yasothon Municipality Office
Tel: 045 711-397 Ext.112