“BUN LUANG AND PHI TA KHON FESTIVAL”
Dansai district, Loei province
10-12 July 2013
July 10, 2013
( Phra Upakut Invocation and Cultural Ceremony )
4:00 a.m.– Invocation of Pra Upakut: Procession from Phon-Chai Temple to Mun and Sork River.
6:00 a.m.– Food Offerings to Monks at Phon-Chai Temple.
8:30 a.m.– Ba- Si (Summoning of Spirits) Ceremony at Chao Pho Kuan’s House.
10:00 a.m.– Cultural Ceremony at Phon-Chai Temple by Dan Sai Sheriff. Gathering for Phi Ta Khon procession and competitions among groups marching along Keaw Asa Road.
11:00 a.m.– Performances on the stage in front of Dan Sai District Office.
July 11, 2013
(Official Opening Ceremony and the Grand Phi Ta Khon Parade )
10:00 a.m.– Grand opening ceremony by Loei Governor in front of Dan Sai District Office.
– All parades move from Dan Sai District Office to Phon-Chai Temple.
1.00 p.m. – Performances on the stage in front of Dan Sai District Office.
– Phi Ta Khon competition (Final round).
3:00 p.m.– Ba- Si (Summoning of Spirits) Phra Wet at Chao Pho Kuan’s House.
3:30 p.m.– Phra Wet parade led by Chao Pho Kuan and Chao-Mae Nang Tiem to Phon- Chai Temple to make merit and firing of the Bamboo rockets.
– Phi Ta Khon mask discarding ceremony at Wang-wern pier, Phon-Chai Temple
7:00 p.m. – Buddhist sermons at Phon-Chai Temple.
July 12, 2013
( Buddhist sermons– No Phi Ta Khon Dancing )
4:00 a.m. – 13 consecutive Buddhist sermons at Phon-Chai Temple
Parading of consecutive Buddhist sermons of all villages in Dan Sai District
Read my blog here about the time I watched the big parade that takes place on the second day.