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Festivals and fairs around Rayong Province

 

Rayong Fruit Fair

held around May and June is designed to promote and market fruits and seafood of the

province.  Colourful fruit-decorated floats compete for prizes. There are fruit contests

and agricultural exhibitions.

 

Loi Krathong

festival on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month.

The floating of a Krathong , a banana–leaf cup, is intended to float away ill fortune as well as to express apologies to Khongkha or Ganga, the River Goddess.

Some believe that the ritual is meant to worship the Buddha's

footprint on the bank of the Narmada River, while others say

that it is to pay respect to Phra Uppakhut, one of the Lord

Buddha's great disciples. In Rayong Loi Krathong is celebrated

at all the Beaches and in Rayong City there is long boat race

at the River.

 

Sunthorn Phu's Day

Annual celebration on June 26, of each year held in commemoration of Sunthorn Phu, one of the greatest poet, at the Suthorn Phu memorial, Klaeng district. The exhibition on the poets life and works

and other activities related to Sunthorn Phu literature will be shown on that day.

 

 

 

Bhum Buri Sri Rayong

Every  year there is a big festival and parade "Bhum Buri Sri Rayong" celebration the old tradition of Rayong.

All street's in China Town is closed to traffic, which pleases everyone.

 

Thot Pha Pa Klang Nam (Waterborne Robe Offering Ceremony - During the Loi Krathong Festival of each year, or on the full moon night of November, people living near the mouth of the Prasae River will prepare a monk's robe at the pier. After completing the ceremony on the boat, a monk will come to get it. Normally, the robe-offering ceremony is held at the temple. This special tradition has been celebrated for over a century.

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