Auk Pansa is a religious festival held in Chiang Mai on the 23rd of October 2010. This is a notable religious event that involves the local monks, with various celebrations being held around the Chiang Mai University area.
Online PR News – 14-September-2010 – – It marks the end of the Buddhist Lent that lasts for 3 months and within these 3 months the monks are not allowed to travel. On this festival day the monks achieve their goal and are offered food and other goods as a reward for their penance.
Many activities that have been passed down through the years to the present day have their origins in this day's festival. These include the wax castle offering and illuminated boat procession to worship the Naga King.
Chiang Mai has an extensive calendar that is full of annual festivals and events, which include both local and national celebrations. These celebrations typically comprise of very colourful parades with lots of decorated floats, live music and dancers in vibrant costumes. There are also many religious ceremonies that take place at the beautiful, historic temples in the city.
There are many other activities for you to do on your stay in Chiang Mai including the Sunday craft markets, the street entertainers and the wonderful atmosphere at the regular Night Market is a must for all to see. If you are planning your holiday in the area you won't be disappointed with any of the hotels Chiang Mai has to offer.
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