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October 1, 2015

Wan Ok Phansa Festival

Wan Ok Phansa Festival The end of Buddhist Lent – when the people of this magical Kingdom both pray and play Edited 27/08/2016   When: 16th October 2016 Where: Across the Kingdom of Thailand   This day heralds the Thai Buddhist  festival of Wan Ok Phansa (Thai: วันออกพรรษา; literally “the Final Day of the Vassa“) which marks the end[…]

October 1, 2015

Chonburi Buffalo Racing Festival

Chonburi Buffalo Racing Festival 2016     Revised 28/08/2016 The trick is to hang onto what is in essence, several tonnes of lumbering disgruntled mass of muscle, sinew and pointed horns When: 16th October 2016 Where: Chonburi city hall Chonburi Central/Eastern Thailand The world famous Chonburi Buffalo Races – Wing Kwai are a fantastic,[…]

August 26, 2015

Thailand’s Walking Dead

Festival of Offerings to the Dead (Sat Thai) วันสาทรไทย While not widely known out-side of Thailand and at times confused, with the more famous Chinese, ‘Hungry Ghost Festival’  (known to Thai’s as the Por Tor Festival), this purely Thai occasion, is celebrated across the Kingdom but is known by different names in the differing[…]

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