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Lotus Throwing Festival, Samut Prakan Province
Samut Prakarn, Bang Phli

Start Date - End Date : 23 Oct 2018

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Address
Bang Phli Samut Prakarn 10540

Telephone
021831005 , 027076300

Facsimile
027076300

E-mail
samutprakan@mots.go.th


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Sat Jul 21
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Sun Jul 22
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Mon Jul 23
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Tue Jul 24
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Wed Jul 25
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Thu Jul 26
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Fri Jul 27
Light rain
31°/28°
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Description
What is important, unique and priceless is usually well-preserved and maintained so as not to fade over time and later generations are then able to preserve that thing further.
For example, the Lotus Throwing Festival in Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan Province which is also known as the only Lotus Throwing Festival in the world. We guarantee that it is only held here in Samut Prakan Province. The Lotus Throwing Festival takes place on the 14th day of the waxing moon of the 11th lunar month of every year. The paradigm of Luang Pho To from Wat Bang Phli Yai Nai will be invited to be on the beautifully-adorned boat ride and go along the Bang Phli Canal for the locals to pay respect. A vast number of people from both Samut Prakan Province and nearby provinces with faith in Luang Pho To and Buddhism participate in the Lotus Throwing Festival. The locals believe that if you pray and throw the lotus onto the boat which Luang Pho To is enshrined, your wishes will come true. In the boat parade, there are many other finely-decorated boats for the boat contest. The event also hosts several activities such as the banana with sticky rice competition.
The belief of the older generation towards the Lotus Throwing Festival is presumed to have originated from the goodwill of the Bang Phli residents to keep the lotuses for the Mon Phra Pradaeng people to pay respect to the monks on the End of Buddhist Lent Day. After that, their friendship assimilation led to the invitation of Luang Pho To on the boat ride for people from other areas to pay respect and that was the beginning of the Lotus Throwing Festival. The Lotus Throwing Festival is the identity of Bang Phli and Phra Pradaeng residents. It is the activity that brings the minds of Bang Phli and Phra Pra Daeng residents together. The Lotus Throwing Ceremony was declared as a national cultural heritage in 2012, has been held for more than 80 times and will continue to be held every year. If you would like to have some new experiences, you can attend the Lotus Throwing Ceremony in Samut Prakan Province.

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