Nongprue mayor waxes lyrical over Buddhist Lent Candle Parade

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In East Pattaya, Mayor Winai Inpitak of Nongprue Municipality is gearing up for the much-anticipated Buddhist Lent Candle Parade Festival 2024. Set to dazzle spectators on Friday, July 19, at the municipality’s football field, this annual celebration promises to be a feast for the senses, honouring Buddhist Lent Day and celebrating local culture.

The Buddhist Lent Candle Parade Festival is not just a visual spectacle but a deep cultural and religious event, marking a key date in the Buddhist calendar. This festival unites students, residents, and communities in a grand celebration. According to the Prime Minister’s Office directive from July 16, 2018, the festival will also highlight Buddhist Lent Day as National No Alcohol Day, reinforcing the event’s focus on cultural values and social responsibility.

Mayor Inpitak and his team are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations. The festival will feature a central performance by traditional Isaan dancers, who will grace the football field with exquisite skills. Rigorous rehearsals ensure that every step and movement is perfected, promising an enthralling performance for all attendees.

The event’s meticulous planning extends to the parade’s layout, starting points, route, traffic management, and overall coordination, reported Pattaya Mail.

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Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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