Traditional Thai New Year celebration is an annual affair.Both Thai and foreign tourists, especially Malaysinas
and Singaporeans, came to take part in the water throwing
affair.Songkran takes place from the 13th to the 15th
of April in the Niphat-Uthit 1-2-3 Road area.Amphoe Hat Yai.
Draping the Pagoda on Khao Kuti, Ko Yo
A traditional local merit-making cermony of the people of Ko
Yo is held in May to honor Somdet Chao Ko Yo, the former
abbot of Wat Khao Kuti, greatly revered by the islanders.The local people weave lengths of cloth for draping the
blessed chedi.On the first day the cloth is taken in aprocession round the
island, and on the second, it is placed around the pagoda.
Merit-making on Sat Day (Hae Map Procession)
The ceremony is held in September to make merit to the late
relatives by offering food to the monks.In Amphoe Sathing Phra, there is a so-called
“procession of gold figures”, which represent the respected
ceremony at Ko Yo is alternately held among Wat Khao Bo, Wat
Laem Pho, Wat Khok Piao and Wat Thai Yo.
The Traditional Thewo almsgiving and Buddha images
On the day before the ceremony, the pagoda of Khao Tang Kuan
mountain is draped with cloth.Early the following morning, many hundreds of monks
descend the stairway on the mountainside to receive alms of
food from the faithful at the foot of Khao Tang Kuan
mountain.Later in the day, special ecclesiastical carriages from
the various temples in the province of Songkhla are brought
out for the faithful to make merit by drawing them.The carriages, finally come together in the area of an old
a judgement takes place as to which is the most beautifully
decorated vehicle.At Ban Laem Pho, there is Phleng Ruea, as well.
These festivities take place at Amphoe Muang is Songkhla
province on the first day of the waxing noom, usually in
October, after the end of Buddhist Lent.
This is one of the local sports poular among both Thai
Buddhists and Thai Muslims in the South, along with
Cock-fighting and Siamese fighting fish.
Two bulls are matched in the rign.Betting by the audience makes the fight even more
fighting pair use their horns, hurling themselves together
unitl one makes a false step.Thiese mathces take place once a month on the 1st
Sunday of the month, at Sanam Khlong Ngae, Amphoe Na Thawi; On
the 3rd Sunday of the month, at Sanam Ban Khun
Thong, Amphoe Chana; On the 4th Saturday of the
month at Sanam Ban Nam Krachai, Amphoe Muang; On Saturday
Sanam Amphoe rattaphum ; On Saturday Sanam amphoe Rattaphum
; On Sunday at Siaek Khuha intersection.Details are available from Khun Bandan Yimcharoen
When bull fights fall on Buddhist holy days, Wan Phra the
schedule may be changed.
It is believed that Nora was conceived in the Siwichai
period, around the end of the 12th century.There are many legends about the birth of Nora, but
they generally agree that the origin was around Songkhla
Lake in Amphoe Muang, Phatthalung and in Amphoe Krasae Sin.Nowadays, the descendents and disciples of Nora gather
together to pay their respects to Mae Chao Yu Hua, a sacred
Buddha image at Wat Thakhura, Tambon Khlong Ri, Amphoe
This image is believed to have been dedicated to Nuanthong
Samli, the mother of Nora.
The observances take place on the 6th and 7th
days of the waning moon, around the end of May.The ceremonies honor the image and call upon the Nora
to fulfill the promise to dance for Hamariyabon, for
example, in the costume of a hunter.