On October 9, locals decorate their boats and trucks with flowers and Buddha images and join a parade that is marked by the playing 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 river’s banks to cheer on their favourites. Other highlights include cultural and musical performances every evening during the 9-day festival.
October 5 – 13