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Yasothon Bun Bangfai Festival, Thailand

May 1, 2023

Held in May at the end of the dry season, the Bun Bangfai festival is held to bring rains down from the heavens, by firing rockets into the air. This is supposed to appease the god of rain (Phaya Thaen) into pouring down his bounty into the rice fields. In the provincial capital of Yasothon in Northern Thailand, Bun Bangfai unfolds over several days – starting with all-night partying on Friday, parade day on Saturday (when a procession of decorated rockets is taken through the main street), and Sunday, when the rockets are launched, with credit given for those that attain the greatest distance and height. (Tourism Authority of Thailand)


May 1, 2023