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September 2010
TRADITIONAL LONG BOAT RACE MONTH

Nationwide

As October and November approaches, boat races are held throughout the Kingdom with increasing frequency. Most of these traditional long boat races originated as festivities that accompanied an ancient ritual called the "Tawt Kathin," which itself evolved from the Royal Kathin – a ritual in which the king made an annual visit to the Royal temples to present offerings of monk robes. Popular races include:

PHITSANULOK BOAT RACE
September 18 - 19, 2010

Nan River, Phitsanulok

PHICHIT BOAT RACE
September 4 - 5, 2010

Nan River, Phichit

22ND THAILAND INTERNATIONAL SWAN BOAT RACES
AND LONG BOAT RACE CHAMPIONSHIP
September 18 - 19, 2010

Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre, Ayutthaya

INTERNATIONAL KO-LAE BOAT RACES
September 21 - 25, 2010

Bang Nara River, Narathiwat

 

   

September 11 - October 24, 2010
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DANCE AND MUSIC 
Thailand Cultural Center, Bangkok

Designed to position Bangkok as a cultural center for world-class performing arts in Asia, the capital will be hosting the International Festival of Dance and Music for the ninth consecutive time. Each year, the star-studded festival presents an impressive program of world-class dance and musical performances, bringing together the finest international artists and dancers from countries around the world like Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia, and France, as well as celebrated Thai artists and performers, many of whom have gained international fame.
 

   

August 1 – September 30, 2010
THE 8TH HUA HIN/CHA-AM GOLF FESTIVAL 2010
Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Cha-am, Phetchaburi

Golf lovers are invited to join in the fun during the Hua Hin/Cha-am Golf Festival, held August and September 2009. Promotional offers by the participating golf courses include discounted green fees, invitations to compete in organized tournaments, discounted golf products in Pro Shops, and more.
 

   

September 6-10, 2010
THE RITUAL BATHING OF PHRA BUDDHA MAHADHAMARACHA
Phetchabun
 

Phra Buddhamahadammaraja, the principle Buddha image at Wat Traiphum temple, is the spiritual guardian of Petchabun province. The Buddha image is invocated in the Um Phra Dam Nam ritual bathing ceremony performed by the provincial governor to ensure an abundance of crops, plentiful harvests and the prosperity of Petchabun, the ‘city of plants and crops’.


   

September 17-19, 2010
ASIA FITNESS CONVENTION 2010
Bangkok

With this year’s theme of “Raise the Bar”, fitness professionals and health enthusiasts will have the opportunity of participating in workshops led by some of the world’s most renowned fitness experts such as Jim Stoppani, Bill Sonnemaker, Joe Friel, Peter Twist, Steve Cotter and Carrie Ekins to name but a few.