"The Candle Festival marks the beginning of Buddhist Lent which lasts 3 months and it is the period when monks stay in only their temples and dedicate to study, meditation, and prayer. Originally, a bundle of small candles was presented to the monks along with other basic essentials to use during this period. This festival shows the people’s devotion to Buddhist tradition as well as their skills in carving magnificent candles.
Visitors can learn about the Buddhist practices and inspect the candle competition which features two categories of candles based on the method of decoration – beeswax candles carved on the surface, and candles with molded beeswax attached, including a light and sound presentation, cultural shows, and displays of local artisans’ handcrafting and sculptures."
Thung Si Mueang, Mueang District, Ubon Ratchathani province