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Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival

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Contact Details

Name

TAT Ubonratchathani office Ubonratchathani office

Address

Ubon Ratchathani Provincial Office Tel +66 4525 4827

Telephone

+66 4524 3770, +66 4525 0714

Detail

Date 22 - 23 Jul 2013

  Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival is the traditional well-known festival in I-san and the largest religious ceremony in Ubon Ratchathani, which held on Asalha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa Day every year. This day marks as the beginning of the rainy season retreat for Buddhist monks. During the cerebration, the huge candles are prepared by people from temples throughout the province a couple of days before the procession, and then paraded through the city on floats with a beautiful lady representing an angel for each candle, each representing a local temple, district or other institution. The procession moves from in front of Wat Si Ubon Rattanaram along the road to Thung Si Muang. There are also the dancers and the musicians in traditional dresses joy in the parade. In addition, there are the impressive exhibition of wax sculptures, which created by the international artists from various countries. 

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