Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival

Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival

When : June 26-28 ,2016
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Where : Phon Chai Temple and Dansai District Office, Loei Province

Category : Event / Festivals

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What / Why :

Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival

 

 

Phi Ta Khon, one of the most colourful traditional festivals of Loei province, is a distinct masked procession which takes place on the first day of the three-day Buddhist merit-making holiday called locally as Boon Prawat. This annual event, known to visitors as The Ghost Festival takes place in June, usually the first week after the 6th full moon of the year. This year it will be held from June 26-28 ,2016 in the village of Dan Sai in Loei. 
 
The whole event is called Bun Luang, and the great highlight of this unique festival is a long, colourful parade of young men who dance and strike poses while wearing huge masks made from carved coconut-tree trunks, topped with wicker work and sticky-rice steamers. These represent ghosts and as they parade they carry a sacred Buddha image. It is thought that the festival originated as a form of spirit worship with music and dancing to appease the spirits who protect the local villages and ensure plenty of rain for the upcoming harvest season.
On the second day of the festival, the villagers gather at the temple of Wat Ponchai to listen to the thirteen sermons of Prince Vessandorn being recited by local monks.

 

 

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For More Information :

Contact : • Dan Sai District:Tel. 0-4289-1266
• Dansai Subdistrict Municipality:Tel0-4289-1231
• Dansai Department of Non-formal Education:Tel. 0-4289-1094

Site : http://thai.tourismthailand.org/index.php?id=185&event_id=187

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