Boun Bang Fai (Rocket Festival)


May--nn--A ceremony for praying for rain is performed at the temple in the morning. In the afternoon, people gather in fields on the outskirts of villages and towns to launch the rockets with much abandoned revelry. Villages, communities and civil departments compete for the "best decorated" and the "highest traveling" rocket. Beginning around the middle of May, the festivals are staged from place to place, enabled more participation and attendance. This is the time when an offering to the spirits can be made in a corner of one's garden, early each morning.

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