When: July 11-13
Where: Wat Phra Phutthabat is located 28 kilometers north Saraburi along Highway No.1 and is less than two hours away from Bangkok
Contact: Call the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Lop Buri office on 036-770-096/7
What: Tak Bat Dok Mai Flower Offering Festival, monks come around two times, around 9AM and 3PM. During the Tak Bat Dok Mai festival, locals also offer Dok Khao Phansa, a special kind of flower, in addition to the conventional holy offerings such as food, incense, and candles. This flower only blooms during the Bhuddhist Lent. Other activities during this festival include a local product shopping market, Thai traditional games, art and cultural processions
When: July 25, 2015
Where: Prachuap Khiri Khan, Hua Hin
Contact: Tel. +66 3251 3885, +66 3251 3871, +66 3251 3854
What: Hua Hin jazz festival is one of Thailand’s most influential music events and takes place annually at a beach resort on the Thai gulf. It brings together local communities and international talent together to celebrate jazz.
Link: Jazz Fest Hua Hin
When: July 31
Where: Ubon Ratchathani
Contact: (04) 524 3770
What: Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival, marking the start of Vassa, the annual Buddhist Lent. On July 31, the parade begins at Thung Sri Muang Park in front of City Hall, where a giant wax pillar stands. More than 50 local temples each prepare a float.
The highlights are the demonstrations of candle carving, an international candle carving competition and the procession of the candles.
From July 18 to July 31, international artists will compete in a wax-carving competition. The artists will exhibit their pieces of art Thungsrimyang public square in Ubon Ratchathani.
There is a sightseeing tour of the candle-making communities. Wat Sripradoo, Wat Thungsrimuang, Wat Pholphaen communities will show how the big floats of candle are taking shape. There, along with many local artist and Buddhist devotees, visitors will see the residents cut up and melt beeswax and pour it into moulds to form components of the huge, elaborate candles and their decorations.
Link: www.TATUbon.org or www.GuideUbon.com
Other locations celebrating the candle festival:
Prathat Phanom Woramahaviharn Temple, Prathat Phanom. Nakhon Phanom Province
Wat Pa Lelai Woravihara. Suphan Buri
Beach Road Pattaya
The Monument of Phaya Surin Phakdi Sri Narong Changwang, Surin (includes “elephant back merit making)
The Tao Suranaree Monument, Nakhon Ratchasima.
Categories: Thailand Events