Suphan Buri Province, Local Products and Festivals around the Province
Famous products from Suphanburi Province include bamboo and rattan basketry. Suphanburi
artisans show their talents by putting patterns of bullet wood flowers, plumeria
blossom and Suphan Buri’s durian thorn in the basket. Suphanburi is famous for local
chiffon soft cake Sali Suphan, canned water chestnuts, canned bamboo shoots, termite
mushroom, honey roasted duck, baked chicken, small-scale croaker, sun dried fish,
and sun-dried beef.
Don Chedi Memorial Day The annual celebration is held on 25 January of each year.
Fair goers can enjoy watching a mock-up war on elephant back, performance on stage.
The fair always runs for 9 days.
Kam Fa Tradition The ancient tradition of the Thai Phuan ethnic group is always
held in February. Thai Phuan people will dress up in traditional attire, offering
food and sweets to monks and celebrate in a large party at night. This traditional
practice remains in Thai Phuan villages in Amphoe U Thong, and Tambon Makham Lom
of Amphoe Bang Pla Ma.
Bun Bang Fai or Rocket Festival Thai Phuan and Thai Wiang also enjoy the local rocket
festival on the full moon day of the 6th lunar month, worshipping the rain god in
the monsoon season. A parade of great fun will be held before the rocket launching
at the temple. The tradition remains in many Tambons such as Tambon Ban Khong, Ban
Kham, and Don Kha in Amphoe U Thong, and Tambon Wat Bot, and Makham Lom of Amphoe
Bang Pla Ma.
Thing Krachat The merit-making festival is held annually around August-September
in the municipal area. Thousands of poor people always gather for free food and necessities.
Tak Bat Thewo A large event of merit making is always held to mark the end of Buddhist
Lent in October. Buddhists prepare various food and items, particularly the so-called
‘Khaotom Luk Yon’ or seasoned sticky rice wrapped in coconut leaves to be offered
Lao Song Wedding Tradition Lao Song or Thai Song Dam ethnic group always hold a
wedding ceremony during the waxing moon periods of the 4th, 6th and 12th lunar months.
Thai Phuan people in Tambon Suan Taeng, Amphoe Mueang, and Tambon Ban Don, Tambon
Don Makluea, and Tambon Nong Daeng of Amphoe U Thong still have such ceremony,as