Sangken - the water festival - Sangken festival, which falls in the fifth month of Noun Ha in the lunar calendar coinciding with the Gregorian month of April, bids goodbye to the old year and ushers in the new year.

Sangken - the water festival - Sangken festival, which falls in the fifth month of Noun Ha in the lunar calendar coinciding with the Gregorian month of April, bids goodbye to the old year and ushers in the new year. It is celebrated for three consecutive days. On the first day and at an auspicious time, the images of Lord Buddha are taken out of the shrine, given a ceremonial bath and placed in the 'Kyongfra’ to the accompaniment of drums and cymbals. People pray, offer sweets and food as offerings in the temple and then distribute sweets and goodwill amongst all by pouring water over each other.

Poi Pee Mau Pantomime: The New Year of the Tais

Poi Pee Mau - a New Year festival- is the celebration of the advent of a new dawn for the Tai community to usher a fresh era of socio-cultural development and is of paramount importance in uniting all Tais.

Festivals of the Tai Khamtis

Mai Ko Sum Fai  is a ritual ceremony  held on the full moon day of Magha connected with the worship of  fire. A stupa like shape structure is made up with stack of fire wood.

Mai Ko Sum Fai

Mai Ko Sum Fai is a ritual ceremony held on the full moon day of Magha connected with the worship of fire. A stupa like shape structure is made up with stack of fire wood. The entire stack of fire wood is then offered to the Buddha. A feast is organize

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