Just before sunset each evening, lines of regal barges adorned with candles glide down the Mekong in Nakhon Phanom, spewing fireworks and eliciting gasps from onlookers. A religious rite that marks the end of Buddhist Lent, the Lai Reua Fai (“Flowing Fire Boats”) festival also includes colourful street processions and cultural performances. Main events will take place on October 27 this year. Try your luck by picking lucky stars or buying Red Cross raffle tickets and enjoy the entertainment.
October 20 – 28