Thailand Festivals in October

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The festivals in October in Thailand mainly related to religious ceremonies. Because it coincides with the end of Buddhist Lent. At the same time, the festival is held largely in many provinces of Thailand. The festival in October is as follows.



Phu Kradueng tourist season

festival in october

From the beauty and magic of Phu Kradueng, Loei Province. Able to attract the attention of both Thai and foreign tourists to travel a lot of Phu Kradueng.
Which every year in Phu Kradueng National Park Will open tourism and stay atop Phu Kradung for 8 months. Starting from October To May. Which this year is ready to have an opening season for the tourism season in 2020 on 1 Oct 62

The tradition of the flowing fireboat

festival in october

The traditional at Nakorn Phanom which believe that offering to worship with lantern lanterns Will make a clairvoyant Enlightened and wisdom.
In addition, believe that it was the worship of the Buddha’s footprints, which the Lord Buddha had left his footprints on the banks of the river.
And considered to exorcise In order to float bad things, float with the river.

The fireboat consists of 2 parts, which are the buoys for floating on water Will use wood that floats in water Bound together in a raft and the shape of the fire Is the part on the buoy, using long, strong bamboo sticks to lift up the 3 ends of the pole to support the weight.

This year, held on 6-14 October 2019 at Nakorn Phanom

Beeswax Castle parade festival

festival in october

Sakon Nakhon people celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent which is unique. Which is different from other provinces by creating “Beeswax Castle” is a Buddhist offering.
Villagers from every village will have a castle made of wax as the main component. After that, there will be a beautifully arranged parade. After that, every procession of each village will bring Beeswax Castle to Wat Phra That Choeng Chum Worawihan.

This year, held on 10-13 October 2019 at Sakon Nakhon

Visiting the Naga Fireballs

festival in october

Naga Fireballs is a phenomenon that has fireballs Which is a glowing orb rising from the water into the air from the level of 1-30 meters, rising to about 50–150 meters for about 5–10 seconds. Occurring thousands of fireballs per night.
The Naga fireballs are fire as small as a thumb to the size of a goose egg or an orange. There are pinkish-red and fuchsia colors. Or ruby red, no smoke, no soot, no sound, no smell. At the same time, occurs during the end of Buddhist Lent. Along the length of more than 300 km of the Mekong River in Nong Khai Province. For the duration of the rise of the Naga, fireballs will rise. Between sunset and about 23.00 hrs.

This year, held on 10-16 October 2019 at Nong Khai

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Beeswax Castle parade festival

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.



Beeswax Castle

At Sakon Nakhon, When the end of Buddhist Lent of every year. They will hold the great Beeswax Castle parade festival.

Beeswax Castle

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.

Beeswax Castle

Beeswax Castle

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.

Beeswax Castle

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.

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Chiang Mai Lantern Festival 2019

Chiang Mai Lantern Festival

Chiang Mai Lantern Festival or Loy Krathong Chiang Mai or Yi Peng is an original tradition of Lanna people in Chiang Mai. Which hold on the Loy Krathong day of other provinces
At the same time, Chiang Mai Lantern Festival floating paper lanterns into the sky In addition, Chiang Mai has a great event every year. Which this year hold on 11-12 November 2019



yi peng

The recommended place is Phan Tao Temple. This temple has a lot of tourists, both Thai and foreigners, to attend the Yi Peng Festival. At the same time, both Chiang Mai province also organized the Yi Peng Festival. In addition, along the road will hang the Yi Peng lantern beautifully.
Travelers traveling to Yi Peng can travel to nearby places like Wat Phan Tao as follows.

What to do in Chaing Mai

yi peng

yi peng

Starting at Inthakin City Pillar Temple. Inside the temple is decorated with Lanna architecture. In addition, on a traditional day, the temple will arrange the worshiping items in the Krathong. And Yi Peng lamp For tourists as well.

yi peng

yi peng

After that, go to pay homage to the Three Kings Monument. While the Phan Tao Temple located nearby. Next, tourists can walk to pay respect to Chiang Mai City Pillar Shrine. (Inside, allow only men to enter)

Phra That Chedi Luang Temple

Phra That Chedi Luang Temple

After that, go to Phra That Chedi Luang Temple is the place where enshrined the Buddha’s hair and Buddha’s relics. In addition, this temple is the largest pagoda in Chiang Mai.

Phra That Chedi Luang Temple

Inside the church beautifully decorated with Yi Peng lamps.

Phra That Chedi Luang Temple



Within the temple area, The area of ​​the back of the church which enshrined the large pagoda.

Phra That Chedi Luang Temple

Phra That Chedi Luang Temple

Behind the pagoda, there is a museum that holds the relics of the monks who are Buddhist saints.
At the same time, has famous in Thailand, such as Luang Pu Man Phurithatto.

phra that doi suthep

After visiting Chedi Luang Temple Do not miss to go to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Travelers can travel by bus that is generally available.

phra that doi suthep

The viewpoint from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is still popular with tourists.

phra that doi suthep

This is the addition for beauty and a resting point for tourists as well.

Yi Peng Festival

yi peng

In the early evening in Chiang Mai, it is time to start the Yi Peng tradition. The recommended place is Phan Tao Temple, as mentioned above.

yi peng

yi peng

yi peng

The beautiful atmosphere on Yi Peng traditional day at this temple

yi peng

yi peng

yi peng

In addition, the Loi Krathong procession and the beauty queen parade in Chiang Mai are the beautiful, wonderful and great event as well.

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Rub Bua Festival

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Rub Bua Festival, The first of this tradition is a beautiful boat contest. With the Permanent Secretary and the village headman helping to find lotus flowers. And gave out “Khao Tum Mud” to guests who had come to attend and continue to the present.



But now there is a bigger and more beautiful boat parade. But did not have a contest At the same time, bring Luang Pho To, The sacred Buddha image of Bang Phli villagers into the Great parade. Then the people throw the lotus to the boat parade. In addition, belief that if throw the lotus to Luang Pho To boat parade will get most merit.

rub bua festival

On the day of the event, people who attended the event on both sides of the canal. At the same time, brought the lotus flowers to throw in the procession of the parade boat.

rub bua festival

rub bua festival

When it comes to organizing the event. As the procession sailed through the canal, people who attended the event would throw the lotus to many boats. If looking up over the parade, you will see a picture similar to the rain falling to is a lotus flower. At the same time, countless numbers.



Moreover, it is the only tradition in the world and has been organized for more than 80 times, while the tradition of this year will be held on 11-12 October 2019 at Bang Phli Yai Temple, Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan Province.

rub bua festival

In addition to having a beautiful tradition, this temple also has a floating market and a lot of products to buy. The floating market here is open every day, but on Saturday, there are more products to choose from.

 

Festival of Floral Offerings

Festival of Floral offering is one of Thailand culture. Which the festival to offering the floral at Phra Phutthabat Ratchawara Mahawihan Temple, Phra Phutthabat Saraburi Temple This is an important tradition of Saraburi. Which the province in central Thailand. The people of Phra Phutthabat District hold the tradition of giving alms to flowers as an important tradition. Continue to practice Annually And set the day of Buddhist Lent




Festival of Floral

The waning day of 1 night of 8th month of every year. It is the waning day of 1 night of 8th month of every year. It is a traditional day to give alms are the flowers that day. When the monks receive alms, flowers from Buddhists. Then brought out to pay homage to the pagoda that contains the Buddha’s Tooth Then worshiped the great Mahathat chedi containing the relics And entered the church to pray for Lent
In addition, and only in Thailand, which brought the flowers of local people to the monks.

Festival of Floral

Evening procession, There are blooms procession, Folk art, and culture performances Then start from the front of the Phra Phutthabat Municipal Office. After that, follow Phaholyothin Road and turn into Wat Phra Phutthabat Ratchawara Mahawihan. There will an opening ceremony for flower offerings in the evening At the same time, offerings the “Lent flowers” only.



After the monks walked to receive alms from Buddhists. After that, will bring flowers to worship “Footprint”, Chedi Mani Chedi. Which a pagoda that contains a Buddha image of the Lord Buddha. Moreover, pay homage to the Mahathat Phra Yai Pagoda. Which Buddhists worship Because it is a pagoda containing relics

Festival of Floral

Festival of Floral

The Lent flowers have 3 colors, white, yellow and purple, which Buddhists believe that If bringing the purple color to give the most merit.

Festival of Floral

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Poi Sang Long

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Poi Sang Long or Luk Kaew ordination is one of Thailand culture, Which put clothing, jewelry, body decoration With lots of gold silver glass rings. In addition, the Luk Kaew in Poi Sang Long parade will move along with the exciting rhythm. At the same time, conveys the image of the beauty of cultural traditions and the way of life.




poi sang long

Luk Kaew ordination is the Buddhist ritual of Tai Yai People in northern Thailand. Such as Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Therefore when the dry season of April arrived, it was consistent with the boy semester break At the same time, novice ordination is the ideal time to learn religious teachings. The festival holds annually Which holds a festival for the 3 days.
In addition, in the past, it was considered that the ordination of this Luk Kaew was to educate children.

poi sang long

poi sang long

Those who ordain as novices will shave their hair. Adorn with beautiful decorations with precious jewelry such as necklace, bracelets, rings using Burmese headdress In addition, wearing white high socks, wearing a Burma sarong on the head, white powder on the face, writing eyebrows and red lips. Because of the belief that the Lord Buddha before ordained as a prince, the son of the king. After that renounced his passion to search for the light of life.
Likewise Dressing up for those who ordain So to see that a wealthy person who can cut the passion. To ordain and study the dharma as well

poi sang long

This event held every year. There are many tourists coming to join the activity. And received support from the Tourism Authority of Thailand to publicize the event To allow tourists to experience the ancient culture of the northern Thai tribes as well.