Candle ceremony on Patong Beach tonight

PATONG: Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) is inviting everyone to join a “Light up Patong” event this evening, the aim being to place 100,000 candles along three kilometers of Patong Beach, in memory of the victims of the tsunami.

OrBorJor President Anchalee Vanich-Thepabutr said the OrBorJor intends to make the ceremony an annual event, partly as a memorial to the victims and partly to cheer up those who were affected by the December 26 catastrophe, such as those who lost loved ones.

The ceremony will take place between 5pm and 7pm, which will include the time required to dig shallow holes on the beach, place candles in them, light the candles and stand in memory of those who died.

Phuket News

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