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September 2000

Langsat Fair
September 2000
City Hall Stadium, Uttaradit

The northern province of Uttaradit is well known for langsat. Each year, a provincial fair is held displaying and selling this fruit together with local handicrafts and produce. There are also numerous forms of folk entertainment and a beauty contest.

Phichit Boat Races
September 2 - 3, 2000
Nan River in front of Wat Tha Luang, Phichit

Boat racing has been a part of Thai culture for centuries, and regattas are held in various parts of the country. This annual event takes place on the Nan River, Phichit, one of the most naturally panoramic parts of Thailand. The event features boats competing against each other with great fervour and excitement of the cheers of the spectators.

Phitsanulok Boat Races
September 16 - 17, 2000
Nan River in front of Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat Maha Worawihan, Phitsanulok

Each year, the Nan River is the venue of long-boat races. The event also includes decorative boat and cheer squad competitions as part of the festivities along with various other activities for people to participate and enjoy.

Korlae Boat Racing & Narathiwat Produce Festival
September 21 - 25, 2000
Bang Nara River and citywide, Narathiwat

Centred on the Bang Nara River, this exciting event highlights boat racing and dove cooing contests, as well as the sale of local produce and other local handicrafts of this southern province.

Um Phra Dam Nam Festival
September 26 - 30, 2000
Phetchabun Provincial Hall, Wat Traiphum, Wat Bot Chanaman,Amphoe Muang, Phetchabun

As part of the Sart Thai Festival, the people of Phetchabun conduct the Um Phra Dam Nam Festival, which highlights a procession bearing the sacred Phra Buddha Maha Thammaracha image around the city. The Governor of the province officiates at a holy ritual whereby he dives into the river with the Buddha image in his arms, which people believe will result in happiness and fertility. After that, the Phra Buddha Maha Thammaracha is taken to the provincial hall to be bathed in lustral water by the public. Fun-filled forms of entertainment are provided throughout the festival.

Trang Vegetarian Festival
September 29 - October 7, 2000
Kio Ong la and Chao Pho Muen Ram Chinese Shrines,Trang

Oringinating in the 19th century, this annual event is conducted by the locals of Chinese descent who engage in a ten-day vegetarian diet. There are merit-making ceremonies at local Chinese temples as well as processions of ascetics performing extraordinary feats.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival
September 29 - October 7, 2000
Amphoe Kathu,Amphoe Muang & Amphoe Thalang,Phuket

This annual event is held during the 9th Chinese calendar month in which the locals of Chinese ancestry undertake a ten-day vegetarian diet. Various rituals are performed at Chinese temples and there are processions of ascetic devotees performing remarkable feats such as fire-walking and climbing ladders with knife-edged rungs.


Source : The Tourism Authority of Thailand
Sat, 29 March, 2003

 


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