Lent Candle Festival
Marking the annual Buddhist Lent or ‘Khao Phansa,’ the splendid candle procession of Ubon Ratchathanithis that happens in July, when all the splendid candle floats across the province gather around ThungSri Muang Park area.
The highlight of Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival is the parade of giant candles going throughout the city, each float represents a local temple, a district or an institution. The sculpture of the wax statues sometimes begins months in advance. On Asanha Bucha day, candles gather at the Thung Si Mueang, a park in the middle of the city, where they are decorated and then exhibited in the evening.
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