February 2016 - Asia Backpackers

February 25, 2016

Chaopho Khao Tok Fair

The Chaopho Khao Tok Fair and Chaopho Khao Tok Procession (ประเพณีเจ้าพ่อเขาตก หรือ งานแห่เจ้าพ่อเขาตก), two different events running side by side.     Chaopho Khao Tok Procession When: On the first day of the waxing moon in the fourth lunar month. Where: Held at Wat Phra Phutthabat Ratchaworamahawihan, Phra Phutthabat District, Saraburi[…]

February 18, 2016

Thai Lue Cultural Festival

Thai Lue Cultural Festival (งานสืบสานตำนานไทลื้อ) When an ancient people have the opportunity to show case their heritage     When: Annually beginning of March Where: Wat Phrathat Sop Waen, Amphoe Chiang Kham. Phayao Province Northern Thailand   A Little on the Thai Lue people The Tai Lü people (Thai: ไทลื้อ or Thai[…]

February 18, 2016

Popped Rice Garland Festival

Garland Festival (Malai Khao Tok งานประเพณีแห่มาลัย)     When: Annually the day prior to the national Makha Puja Day (Makha Bucha Day) 11th February 2017 Where: Maha Chana Chai District Yasothon Province Northeastern Thailand   While the province is better known for its Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival this little known festival is a fun[…]

February 17, 2016

The wai khru Ceremony

The wai khru ceremony (Thai: พิธีไหว้ครู) is an ancient Thai ritual first performed by students of martial and performing arts as well as those studying astrology and is still performed at their initiation as well as before each contest or performance. The rite is a show of respect and homage to both their teachers and the deities who[…]

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