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Ubon Ratchathani Sports & Activities

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  • Ubon's biggest event is the Candle Festival, held in early July on Khao Phansa day, which marks the beginning of the rainy season retreat. During three months, monks do not leave their temple, unless for an emergency, and lay people vow to abstain from taking alcohol as well as to refrain from any negative action. Huge wax candles are displayed in Thung Si Muang park, which are carried around town in a procession the next morning.
  • A less well known illuminated boat procession is also held in October to mark the end of the rainy season (Ok Phansa).

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