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Offline Johnnie F.

2010 NAKHON RATCHASIMA BUDDHIST LENT CANDLE FESTIVAL AND PROCESSION


The 2010 Nakhon Ratchasima Buddhist Lent Candle Festival and Procession will be staged on a grand scale during July 26 – 27.

The event will showcase Buddhist art in the form of sculpted and moulded Buddhist Lent candles which will be presented to local temples as Buddhist merit-making offerings for the Buddhist Lent or Khao Pansa.

The magnificent works of candle art will depict various themes such as scenes from the life of Lord Buddha and Buddhist tales, tributes to His Majesty the King, cultural themes, traditions and the various cultural highlights of Nakhon Ratchasima province.

The Buddhist Lent Candle Procession, the night procession of illuminated candles along Asdang Road and a light-and-sound presentation are the key highlights of the two-day festival.

Visitors to the event are also invited to participate in Buddhist merit-making by presenting ritual offerings to Buddhist monks.

In addition to the sculpted and moulded candle contests and the candle procession contest, other attractions include a food festival offering a great variety of local delicacies and folk entertainment, especially stage drama.

Contact information:
Tourism Authority of Thailand, Nakhon Ratchasima office
Tel: +66 (0) 4421 3030, (0) 4421 3666
Fax: +66 (0) 4421 3667
E-mail: tatsima@tat.or.th

View pictures of last years' processions here].
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Offline Johnnie F.

the Nation put on their website yesterday:


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Nakhon Ratchasima will celebrate Buddhist Lent with a spectacular candle festival on July 25 and 26.

Korat all set to glow



Nakhon Ratchasima will celebrate Buddhist Lent with a spectacular candle festival on July 25 and 26. Devotees take candles to the temple in procession for the monks to use during their three-month retreat.

Temples these days have electric lights, of course, but the modern point of the festival is how the candle wax is intricately carved, not to mention all the fun activities. In the public square in front of City Hall, spectacular wax works will be displayed in different themes, many telling tales of the Lord Buddha. The highlight is the long procession of floats. Learn more at (044) 213 030.


A look in the calendar lets you see that the 25th is a Sunday and 26th and 27th are marked as holidays. So it looks more like it's gonna be a three day event. Will inquire and post further details.
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