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Nakhon Ratchasima will celebrate the deeds of its famous heroine Thao Suranaree with a 12-day festival beginning on March 23.

Rungthip Bookhunthod, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand office in the northeastern province, said on Monday the festival continuing through April 3 would feature traditional performances at the Thao Suranee Monument and in front of the provincial hall.

Thao Suranee, referred to affectionately as Ya Mo (Grandma Mo), was the wife of the province’s governor in the 19th century who, in his absence, saved the populace from being taken hostage by the invading king of Vientiane.

Rungthip said tourists staying at any hotel in downtown Nakhon Ratchasima during the festival would be able to redeem their hotel receipt at the TAT office for a pha khama wrapping cloth worth Bt150.

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And if 12 days partying isn't sufficient, you need to take a short break anly to continue a couple of days later with Songkhran, that should be (at least) 5 days long this year.
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Re: Korat plans 12-day festival to honour heroic ‘Grandma Mo’
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 12:36:57 PM »
My wife and 1000 other ladies will be strutting their stuff on 23 March in the street by the Ya Mo statue.  Here is photo from past event:-
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Re: Korat plans 12-day festival to honour heroic ‘Grandma Mo’
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 01:38:23 PM »
Koratfart is a fun festival to me.