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Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival 2012

7th Thailand International Wax Sculpture at Ubon Ratchathani Candle Procession Festival 2012

The City Fully Blessed with Merit of Dharma and Donation, the Inheritance of the Legend of the Artistic Wax Creations.

Since time in memorial, Thailand has relied of the faith of Buddhism as guiding light for society and for establishing inner peace. This has been ongoing for hundreds of years, in which the glittering light of dharma has gloriously shown on the Thai way of life that cleans on to the believe of Buddhism in close connection with the traditional culture. Every year during the rainy season is the Khao Phansa or the Buddhist rain retreat period. All Thai Buddhists will take the occasion to rigidly observe the Buddhist precepts to purify their heart and make merit by offering candles to temple as a form of respect to the Buddha’s teachings and his disciples or monks. These three things are also known as the three gems. The candles is offered to the monks during there three month retreat in the temple, so that they can use it for lighting to study dharma. It is believed that the deed of making merit results in the giver receiving more insight; it is also believed offering beehives or its wax would bring utmost merit to the giver. Cast of the candle for the Buddhist lent retreat is a beautiful art of Buddhism that has been inherited Ubon Ratchathani for a long period of time. It is considered as a great meritorious festival in the rainy season, this is very true because all power of faith and community strength has to be forwarded for the united objective.  Once the candle is created their proud peace of art work would then be donated to a temple. The Ubon Ratchathani candle festival is one of the grandest festivals in Thailand. The festival has preserved its uniqueness, culture, art and warmth of all the types of designs of candle, printed sticking, carve designs, and combination designs. This is created with the work man ship of the skilled artists of Ubon Ratchathani, who are applauded for their mastering of this skill which is the only of its kind in the world.


When is Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival 2012

In 2012 around 3rd of Aug the 7th Thailand International Wax Sculpture at Ubon Ratchathani Candle Procession Festival.


The Event

This festival is an opportunity to explore and witness the beauty of art of wax created by artists from around the world. All peaces of art of the exhibition are carefully selected. Some artists who create their work to be displayed are also members of the world sculpture association. They all come to create work under the one concept of Global Cooling at Thailand. The venue for this event is the international wax sculpture ground Ubon Ratchathani national museum. Artists from all around the world are interested in taking part to create an art piece from wax. However, the organizing committee has selected only those from nine countries mainly Italy, Germany, turkey, Mexico, Ukraine, Luxemburg, India, Japan and the people republic of china, sending an ice lantern carver from the well-known city of Harbin, which has excelled in this form art for over hundred years. Besides one native artist to Ubon Ratchathani, representing the new generation of artist of this land of the lotus is also participating in creating a peace of art too. Tourists and spectators can admire the working technique of the sculptures and enjoy watching the wax art through out the month of Aug.  Dazzling display of lantern candles around Thung Si Muang Park. Be amazed by the beauty of the decorative wax candles of this spectacular cultural event. Asalha Puja beautiful temples in Ubon Ratchathani participating in Buddhist activities on Asalha Puja day to practice dharma by joining in the Wien Tien ceremony with the people of Ubon in the charming night full of Buddhist sculptures of the north east.

The grandeur of the wax creations of Ubon Ratchathani, an eye catching scene of the ground procession, unique, as it is the only one of its kind on earth. Visit artists in nine temple communities to study and learn the cultural way of life of the local crafts men and artists.

Candle light for the betterment of your horoscope

Participating in candle casting for the betterment of you horoscope and to improve your light of intellect as per your birthdays color, the created candle well be offered to temples in the province.


Ban Khamphun

Visit Ban Khamphun, a village well –known for preservation of indigenous clock is willing to welcome visitors to their village during this special occasion.

The beauty of the wax sculptures is a form of craftsmanship that is excelled by the hard endeavors and commitment to sustain Buddhism to create a candle for light as a guide of the intellect, to bring happiness and peace. This artwork also encourages people to travel and learn about the way of life in the rainy season.


Enjoy your Candle Festival 2012 :)


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