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Bun Bang Fai – Rockets 2019

Bun Bang Fai – Rockets 2019

Bun Bang Fai Rockets From the factory to the skies - published 21 May 2019 Bun Bang Fai is an Isan (a region in the northeast of Thailand) rocket festival timed to encourage the rains to arrive for the start of the rice harvest. After the street party day one we move...
Bun Bang Fai 2019

Bun Bang Fai 2019

Bun Bang Fai 2019 published 11 May Bun Bang Fai is an Isan (a region in the northeast of Thailand) rocket festival timed to encourage the rains to arrive for the start of the rice harvest. In fact it has a lot of general fertility cymbals, which is pretty common in...
Bun Bang Fai – Si Bun Ruang

Bun Bang Fai – Si Bun Ruang

We had a great Bun Bang Fai in our small part of Isaan this year. Bun Bang Fai is an Isaan rocket festival that happens every May/June with the vague aim of encouraging rains to fall for the upcoming rice season, and just by chance also includes a lot of drinking,...
Bun Bang Fai Part 2 – 2017

Bun Bang Fai Part 2 – 2017

Bun Bang Fai is an exclusively Isaan (a region in the north east of Thailand) rocket festival held in June every year to encourage the rains to come for the rice season. I say exclusive in a Thai sense. The festival originated in Laos, which explains why it now forms...
Bun Bang Fai 2017

Bun Bang Fai 2017

Bun Bang Fai (rocket festival) is an event held in the north east of Thailand, a region called Isaan where we live. The origins of this festival can be found in Laos but presumably was imported into Thailand along with the historical movement of population from Laos,...