On October 9, locals decorate their boats and trucks with flowers and Buddha images and join a parade guided by the sound of traditional percussion instruments. The festivities also include long-boat races on the Tapi River. The boats are manned by up to 50 oarsmen. It’s a merry scene as vocal crowds line the riverbanks to cheer on their favourites. Other highlights include cultural and musical performances, which take place every evening during the nine-day festival.
October 24 – November 1