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Festivals in Thailand (with description)


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Festival Name Description
Songkran: Thaiís New Year.
Celebrated in mid-April by `bathing' Buddha images, paying respects to monks and elders by sprinkling water over their hands.
Rice Planting Season: Begins in early May.
The King participates in an ancient Brahman ritual in a large field in central Bangkok to kick off the official rice planing season.
Rocket Festival: Held in May in the country's north-east,
Must see : volatile mixture of bamboo and gunpowder to convince the sky to send rain for the new rice season.
Vegetarian Festival: Held in Phuket and Trang from late September to early October.
Devout Chinese Buddhists eat only vegetarian food runs for nine days .
Must see : merit-making processions and ceremonies at Chinese temples.
Elephant Roundup: Held in November, Surin.
An elephantine festival popular, where pachyderms play soccer.
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