Yasothon Bun Bangfai Rocket Festival
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 : 0 4524 3770-1, 0 4525 0714
Yasothon Municipality Office
Tel : 0 4571 1397 Ext. : 112
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