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Bangkok  September 04, 2009 08:42 PMSunny83°
 

 

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September 2009
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 2009

Nan River, Phitsanulok

PHICHIT BOAT RACE
September 5 – 6, 2009

Nan River, Phichit

21ST THAILAND INTERNATIONAL SWAN BOAT RACES
AND LONG BOAT RACE CHAMPIONSHIP
September 12 - 13, 2009

Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre, Ayutthaya

INTERNATIONAL KO-LAE BOAT RACES
September 21 - 25, 2009

Bang Nara River, Narathiwat

 

  September 29 – October 4, 2009
ILLUMINATED BOAT PROCESSION
Mekong River, Nakhon Phanom

As night falls, majestic ‘fire boats,’ elaborately-adorned with flowers, incense sticks, candles, and lanterns, each bearing an assortment of ritual offerings, are set alight and floated down the Mekong River. This dazzling event marks the end of the Buddhist Lent or ‘Ok Pansa,’ and is accompanied by a colorful street procession and cultural performances.
 
  September 7 – October 17, 2009
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, 2009
THE 8TH HUA HIN/CHA-AM GOLF FESTIVAL 2009
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 2009
THE AKA SWING CEREMONY
Aka Village, Chiang Rai

Aka, the tribal community who live in the hills of Chiang Rai, celebrate the Swing ceremony festival, which is their way of saying thanks and expressing respect for food by dancing, singing, and feasting.
 
   

 

   

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