Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Illuminated Boat Procession, Thailand

October 10, 2022

“Lai Ruea Fai” marks the end of Buddhist Lent, as the 12 districts of Nakhon Phanom decorate boats with flowers, incense, hand-carved candles, and lanterns and launch them on the Mekong River in the evening. Some boats are actually burned; villagers and tourists sometimes place hair or nails on the boats to be burned, as a reminder of the impermanence of life, destined to end. On most years, Lai Ruea Fai is also accompanied by long-tail boating races, merchant caravans, and a worship dance at the Phra That Phanom stupa. (Thailand Now)


October 10, 2022