Phichit Boat Race
The Phichit Boat Races takes place on the Nan River in Phichit province, one of the most scenic regions in Thailand. The event features long-boat competitions with great fervour amid enthusiastic cheers from crowds of spectators, both local and international, and is usually held after the homage-paying rites to the province’s principal Buddha statue. Preceding the King’s Cup Long-Boat Race are decorative boat processions, held along the Nan River in front of the Tha Luang Pier. The event is celebrated with various kinds of cultural shows, music performances as well as the OTOP Fair and local products available for sale.
Trang Roast Pork Festival
Trang Roast Pork Festival is a tourism promotion activity of Trang, held every September, and a fantastic gouremt experience for any greedy carnivores out there. The festival features plenty of roast pork activites and recipes, something which is a particularly special ingredient in the life of Trang locals, so much so that roast pork is sold daily and often eaten with morning coffee or served as part of a banquet dish for dinners and large events. The pork skin is always salted and crispy and the meat is tender, uniquely delicious due to a process by which the pig is fermented with herbs then roasted whole on a specially made grill.
Centennial Memorial Day of Koh Si Chang
Centennial Memorial Day of Koh Si Chang, a district of the Chonburi Province, is held annually during the middle of September to celebrates the birth date of King Rama V who was born on 20th September 1853. Rama V is the monarch who steered Thailand clear of colonisation and initiated the Chakri Reformation to put Thailand on the road to modernisation. As part of the event, there will be an art and cultural performance as well as a traditional outfit contest and a light and sound show to close the proceedings.
Salak Yom and Salak Kapat Ceremony
Salak Yom and Salak Kapat Ceremony is held every year during the 12th lunar month according to the Thai Buddhist calendar, which can fall anywhere in September. A Salak Yom is a tall bamboo construction decorated with colourful paper. This construction contains the eight necessities of a Buddhist monk. On the first day of the ceremony the Salak Yoms will be brought to the temple in a procession. The next day, Salak Yoms will be donated to monks and in addition to this, the event includes Lanna musical performances, traditional dance spectaulars and and the impressive Salak Yom Parade.