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THE CANDLE FESTIVAL

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On the Sixtieth Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty's Accession to the Throne, Ubon Ratchathani Candle Procession Festival 2006 is featuring an elegant sculptured candle procession, a trip to candle carvings, a light and sound performance.

Candle procession
Candle procession
The highlight of the festival is the parade, which gets going around 9AM and includes dance and music. The parade passes major landmarks in the town.
Candle procession
Candle procession
The competing candles, set on wax fountains or lotuses or statues of kings and gods from Khmer-Hindu mythology, are paraded through the provincial capital on floats.
Candle procession
Candle procession
There is the accompaniment of children dancing the traditional dances of a farming society. Their movements symbolize the planting and harvesting of crops, the weaving of silk and other rituals of daily life.
Candle procession
Candle procession
Presentations of Isan folk culture by some 2000 performers add a colourful aspect to this festival.
Wax Candle procession
Wax Candle procession
The magnificent Grand Candle Procession allow presentations of Isan folk art and culture.
Wax Candle procession
Wax Candle procession
Wonderful traditional northeastern Thai costumes are worn by lovely girls and beauty queens adorn the floats. There are marching bands and country folk playing northeastern Thai music during the parade.
Wax Candle procession
Wax Candle procession
The Candle Festival of Ubon Ratchathani province features a procession of ornately-carved traditional beeswax candles of various shapes and sizes.
Wax Candle procession
Wax Candle procession
The magnificent Grand Candle Procession allow presentations of Isan folk art and culture.
Wax Candle procession
Wax Candle procession
Wonderful traditional northeastern Thai costumes are worn by lovely girls and beauty queens adorn the floats. There are marching bands and country folk playing northeastern Thai music during the parade.
Wax Candle procession
Wax Candle procession
Police and different administrative bodies participate to the Wax candle procession.
Wax Candle procession
Wax Candle procession
Troupes of costumed dancers are interspersed with flatbed trailers bearing intricately carved scenes from the life of Buddha.



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