Chak Phra Festival Krabi

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2019-12-04 00:00:00 2019-12-05 00:00:00 Asia/Bangkok Chak Phra Festival Krabi Chak Phra Festival Krabi - Annually December Chak Phra, which could be translated as “Pulling the Buddha”, is a Buddhist festival typical of the cultures of Southern Thailand. This festival celebrates the return of the Buddha from heaven and marks the official end of the annual-three-month Buddhist Lent, which coincides with the three-month-retreat of the monks during the rainy period. Throughout southern Thailand, the festival is usually celebrated with processions where the faithful pull Buddha images on the land or in the river. Pulling the Buddha images on the land is to invite the Buddha statue to the destination which is the temple. Dragging in the river is to invite the Buddha statue enshrined on the boat and then flock to the destination. In Krabi, Chak Phra Festival is held in Phai Phraya District and involves an amazing parade of three kilometers long. Its aim is to preserve the local tradition and incite love and unity among community members while strengthening the religious, family and education institutions. Many Buddhists who joined the Chak Phra Festival wear yellow shirts on the occasion to celebrate the Birthday of Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on December 5th. Krabi Thai2Siam info@thai2siam.com

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Chak Phra Festival Krabi - Annually December


Chak Phra, which could be translated as “Pulling the Buddha”, is a Buddhist festival typical of the cultures of Southern Thailand. This festival celebrates the return of the Buddha from heaven and marks the official end of the annual-three-month Buddhist Lent, which coincides with the three-month-retreat of the monks during the rainy period. Throughout southern Thailand, the festival is usually celebrated with processions where the faithful pull Buddha images on the land or in the river. Pulling the Buddha images on the land is to invite the Buddha statue to the destination which is the temple. Dragging in the river is to invite the Buddha statue enshrined on the boat and then flock to the destination. In Krabi, Chak Phra Festival is held in Phai Phraya District and involves an amazing parade of three kilometers long. Its aim is to preserve the local tradition and incite love and unity among community members while strengthening the religious, family and education institutions. Many Buddhists who joined the Chak Phra Festival wear yellow shirts on the occasion to celebrate the Birthday of Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on December 5th.

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