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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