Thai Festivals and Events in July 2013

Phi Ta Khon Festival (10-12 July 2013)

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The Phi Ta Khon festival is unique to the Dan Sai district in Loei Province and reflects the local Isan belief in ghosts and spirits. Held once a year, it is part of a grand merit-making festival known as the “Boon Luang” festival.

Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival (22-23 July 2013)

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The Candle Procession is Ubon Ratchathani’s largest festival and is held annually at Thing Si Mueang to mark the start of the Buddhist Lent. Local people spend months carving beautiful designs out of candle wax. The highlight of the festival is the procession of dozens of large floats through the town.