Mother's Day 2017
Stories From Siam Sawadee

Make Mom Feel Magnificent!

With Mother’s Day fast approaching and “Mom” on the mind, we’ve been listing down some unique interesting places and activities in Thailand for you to take your mom for a visit and let her feel ultra-special on Mother’s Day , that we just had to share

Whether your Mom is the sporty type, the most serious gourmand you know, or in need of some major R&R, there’s guaranteed to be an activity or two in the article below to suit her!

 

Enjoy Shopping with the full happy tummy

Together with mom, you can enjoy purchasing good-valued fruits directly from farmers, enjoy Fresh Fruit Contest and Processed Fruit Contest and Ko Chang Durian Auction.

Event: Koh Chang Fruit and Specialties Festival

Venue:  In front of Ko Chang district office, Trat

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Get blissed with the holy sprinkle water

One of famous local traditions is to walk up Doi Kamor to respectfully bring down holy water. Watch traditional dance to pay homage to Phra That, the Royal Drum Competition, and the ritual to sprinkle water on Phra That Haripunchai.

Event: Sprinkle Water Ceremony on Phra That Harpunchai

Venue: Wat Phra That Haripunchai, Mueang, Lamphun

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Mom! Come take a selfie!

Enjoy different types of balloons from all over the world and take a selfie with funny different shapes of balloons. Watch mini concerts from famous singers and bands.

Event: Hat Yai International Balloon Festival

Venue:  Jiranakhon Sports Stadium, Hat Yai

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Watch out! It’s an giant parade

Witness an ordination parade with over a hundred of elephants from Chang Swang Temple. Attend the ritual to make an apology to sacred entitiess and watch cultural performances.

Event: Elephant Ordination Festival

Venue: Elephant Study Centre at Ban Ta Klang in Tha Tum District, Surin

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No kidding!? They are real candles?

Bun Bang Fai Festival is an ancient local festival, whichis associated with Thai traditional beliefs in the supernatural powers that help promote the production of rice crops for the coming planting season.In the rainy season, the local people believe that the god would hear the entreaties that they create a rocket or ‘Bang Fai’ to send to heaven, and bless them with plentiful rain for rice cultivation. So, the celebration is entirely to the god of rain. On the festival day, the beautiful rockets in different styles are paraded to the launch site. The local people dress in colorful traditional costumes and dance to accompany the procession. The highlight of the festival is the launch time. The rockets are fired from their launch platforms one by one. Noisy folk music and cheers can be heard for each liftoff and the rocket that reaches the greatest height is declared the winner.

Event: Yasothon Bun Bang Fai Festival

Venue: Yasothon Province

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By Sunray

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