September 25-October 4
The Buddhist festival of Sat Thai takes place primarily in the southern part of Thailand, especially in Nakhon Si Tammarat province. The festival starts on the ninth day of the waxing of the 10th lunar month of the Thai calendar. Traditionally, families come together and visit their local temple and give offerings to their deceased relatives. Also they may give offerings to unrelated deceased people, especially praet, the giant ghosts with small mouths who are always hungry. The offerings are made of a special food, which has special meanings.