Beeswax Castle parade festival is one of the great traditions in Thailand. Which hold during the end of the Buddhist Lent of the Thai people in the northeast region. At the same time, there are 4 great festivals such as the Naga Fireballs, Boat Fire Festival, Beeswax Castle Parade. And the incense parade ceremony.
At Sakon Nakhon, When the end of Buddhist Lent of every year. They will hold the great Beeswax Castle parade festival.
For the legend of making a bee castle From the belief that it is a merit to be born in the next world, such as being born in heaven, there will be a beautiful castle surround by angels as followers If reborn in the human world, there will be only wealth and happiness. But the present, people consider this tradition to be a merit-making ceremony at a great festival every year.
In addition, villagers from every village will have to build castles which are mainly made from wax. After that, there will be a beautifully arranged parade. Which consists of folk performances, folk costumes, etc.
After that, every parade of Prasat Phueng of each village will bring Beeswax Castle to offer at Wat Phra That Choeng Chum Worawihan.
The construction of the Beeswax Castle
The construction of Beeswax Castle which is the highlight of the Beeswax Castle parade of Sakon Nakhon. Which developed a form of construction which based on the construction of the Bee Tower in the past to be more exquisite and beautiful. By creating a bee castle for each village Will last at least three months.
There is a construction plan management based on knowledge of various sciences and arts. Inherited The process will start from planning up the wood frame to build by a highly skilled carpenter. After that, designing the pattern and color of the castle And enter the wax casting process as planned. By casting in the mold to get the desired pattern After that, the cast wax is assembled and assembled by welding Or fastened with pins And finally, the process of decorating the Beeswax Castle completed.
Beeswax Castle parade festival, Sakon Nakhon, 2019 held from 10-13 October 2019.