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Phi Ta Khon Festival in Thailand

Last updated: April 08, 2021 /810 Views

Every year, Phi Ta Khon Festival is one of the hottest activities in Thailand that attracts many tourists to come here to join in. Tourists will be impressed with the unique rituals and activities of this festival.

Phi Ta Khon Festival is usually held at the end of June or the beginning of July and prolong for 3 days. In 2019, it will be held from 5th July to 7th July, do not miss the chance to enjoy it this year!

Phi Ta Khon festival in Thailand

Phi Ta Khon in Thailand

  • Day 1: the first day is called “Wan Ruan”. A ritual will be held to invite the spirit of the Mun River. Then they will celebrate a lot of games and wearing masks, which made of coconut leaves, rice, etc., with colorful clothes   
  • Day 2: the second day is a rocket festival with many interesting activities such as costume and dance competitions, parades, etc.
  • Day 3: on the final day, locals will listen to sermons from monks.

Nowadays, the Phi Ta Khon Festival is not only a cultural activity but also a nation traditional festival in Thailand. Taking part in the festival you can have the chance to enjoy Thai’s interesting culture.

Making the mask for Phi Ta Khon Festival

Making the mask for Phi Ta Khon Festival

If tourists have the opportunity to participate in this festival, it will be very impressive and you should prepare a devil mask to enjoy the atmosphere of the festival. Because during the festival, all participants: local people or tourists, girls or boys, must wear a very eye-catching devil mask. With colorful costumes, the villagers will gather together around the town center full of excitement.

Devil Marks With Colorful Costume in Thailand Phi Ta Khon festival

Devil masks with colorful costume

To save the memories of this Phi Ta Khon Festival, tourists cannot forget to bring a camera to record the moments and unique performances of the festival. According to the Thai tradition, every activity in the festival such as singing and dancing aims to show their respect to the souls who protect their village and pray for the following crop.

Due to preserving and promoting traditional beauty from generation to generation of Thai, until today Phi Ta Khon Festival still remains many unique features that impress lots of tourists. Come to Thailand and explore Thai cultures through the diversity of traditional festivals.

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