ICONSIAM celebrates Buddhist Lent or Khao Pansa Day with The ICONIC Candle Festival, a riverside candle showcase from 12-17 July.
ICONSIAM, The ICONSIAM Residences Corporation Ltd., and The ICONSIAM Superlux Residence Corporation Ltd., Thailand Post Co., Ltd., government and private business alliances will celebrate Buddhist Lent with The ICONIC Candle Festival, a form of Thailand’s unique candle festival at ICONSIAM, aiming to preserve the traditional candle procession and the art of candle carving.
The opening ceremony takes place on 12 July 2019 at 5pm at River Park, ICONSIAM. Crafted candles from Ubon Ratchathani will be displayed portraying an excerpt from the story of Buddha with a five-metre highlight piece by Weera Meesook. The event will also feature contemporary Isaan performances that include dance, music and literature. Buddhists may bring small candles for donations and visitors are encouraged to dress in traditional Thai costumes for the event.
At Rasada Hall on the 1st Floor will be an exhibition on the history of Buddhist Lent, a candle carving demonstration from craftsmen from Ubon Ratchathani, and a wax candle flower workshop. At Suralai Hall on the 7th Floor, from 12-14 July at 1pm, sermons will be given as a dedication to His Majesty King Mahavajiralongkorn for his 67th birthday on 28 July.
Free Admission. For more information, call 02 495 7000.