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Um Phra Dam Nam Festival

September 16 - 20, 2001
Venue : Phetchabun Province Hall, Wat Traiphum, Wat Bot Chanaman, Phetchabun Province.

As part of the Sart Thai Festival, the residents of Phetchabun hold the Um Phra Dam Nam Festival, which is accompanied by a procession of the sacred Phra Buddha Maha Thammaracha image around the city. The governor of the province officiates at a holy ritual in which he dives into the river with the Buddha image in his arms in the belief that the act brings happiness and fertility.
The Phra Buddha Maha Thammaracha is then taken to the provincial hall where the residents of the community are granted an opportunity to pour lustral water over the image in an act of reverance. This year the procession will be held on September 28. Various fun-filled activities add to the entertaining aspects of the festival.

Contact Information :
TAT Northern Office - Region 3
E-mail : tatphs@loxinfo.co.th
Phone : (055) 252-742-3
Fax : (055) 252-472

Source : The Tourism Authority of Thailand

Wed, 6 March, 2002


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