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Hat Siao Elephant Ordination Festival
ProvinceSukhothai, AmphurSi Satchanalai

Start Date - End Date : 07 - 08 Apr 2018

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Address
Sub-districtSi Satchanalai AmphurSi Satchanalai ProvinceSukhothai

Telephone
0 5561 6228-9

Facsimile
055 - 671-122

E-mail
tatsukho@tat.or.th

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Description
Hat Siao Elephant Ordination Festival or Thai Phuan Elephant Ordination Festival is held in Hat Siao Subdistrict, Si Satchanalai District, Sukhothai Province, on 7th April of every year and the ordination day is on 8th April of every year. Thai Phuan people are closely related to Hit Khlong or convention, customs and traditions that Thai Phian people have been following for a long time which is a lifetime practice. there are ceremonies and traditions to be performed every month. Thai Phuan Elephant Ordination Festival is the ceremony in the 5th month. It is the ordination or priesthood entering with the elephant procession together with the relatives and friends putting the eight necessities of a Buddhist monk on the back of the elephants to form the procession. It is considered the outstanding identity of Sukhothai Province. In the past, elephants have been important and related to the lives of Thai people as well as Thai Phuan people. The ordinands will be gracefully dressed up with the decorated elephants which will be their vehicles. It is the metaphor of Phra Wetsandon riding the elephant into the city.
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