Sunday, January 30, 2011

Festivals in Thailand - June

:: Hua Hin Jazz Festival
When:17-19 June 2011
Where:Hua Hin Beach, Prajuabkirikhan
A true celebration of international jazz, traditional and modern, mostly presented on the resort’s superb beach. Located on the western coast of the Gulf of Thailand and only 220 km from Bangkok, Hua Hin, can be accessed by car and by train, a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
:: Phi Ta Khon
When:June 2011
A unique festival of Dan Sai in Loei province, Phi Ta Khon or ghost festival is believed to be a celebration of the return of the Buddha-to-be, Prince Vessandorn after leaving the village on a very long journey. People in the village were celebrating so loud that awoke the dead to join the celebration.
On the first and second day of this 3-day festival, people in the village are dressed in ghostly attire with ragged and colourful clothes and colourfully painted masks made from local bamboo rice cooker. The full version of the procession is on the second day which the residents sing and dance throughout the village. The last day is Buddhist ceremony in the temple.
:: Siam Tulip Festival
When:June 2011
June, as a part of the early rainy season, is the only time in a year that Siam Tulip is in bloom. The field of Pa Hin Ngam National Park and surroundings are stunningly covered with pinkish-purple flowers. As a part of the festival, there are mountain bike competition, exhibition, rock climbing and visit the viewpoint at Sai Thong National Park in the same province.
:: Petchabun Bun Bangfai Rocket Festival
When:June 2011
The festival is celebrated in order to appease the God of rain for the rainfall and it is also a way to preserve the local tradition of the northeastern region. Rocket competition, rocket parade and rocket firing competition are also a part of the festival.
:: Sisaket Rambutan – Durian Festival
When:June 2011
At Sisaket City Hall and Samtarom Agricultural Garden, the festival calls all fruit lovers to experience the delectable tastes of the fruits grown in the province. The festival include fruit fair, fruit eating competition, papaya salad competition, animal competitions, silk reeling competition, music and singing competition.
:: Soonthorn Phu Fair
Soonthorn Phu fair is held to commemorate one of the greatest poets of Siam, Soonthorn Phu. The fair exhibits his life and his work. Poetry competition, competition of decorated car illustrating his literature, school academic competitions and other entertainment.

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