is a traditional festival of the Chinese in Trang, held
around October every year on a full moon night. Thais of Chinese
heritage would become a vegetarian (no
consumption of meat and certain kinds of vegetables)
and dress in white for 9 days and nights. This is to bring good
fortune and make merit. Thronghout the 9 days and nights, the spirit
in the “medium” would go out and give blessing (some
call it out touring) to households where
there are offerings set out in front. The procession bearing the
medium must light thousands of firecrakers, creating a deafening
din. The medium would also perform supernatural feats to show that
the spirit is in him.
derives from the fact that Trang people are well known for making
delicious cakes. This is particularly true for the villagers of Ban
Lam Phu Ra where making cakes dates back generations. The cakes of
Trang have no frosting and have several flavors like orange, coffee,
three-flavored, etc. The festival is scheduled for every August. The
cakes make ideal gifts.
Trang Roast Pork
is a tourism promotion activity of Trang, held every
September. The festival features the mouthwatering roast pork of a
special recipe of Trang. The pork skin is crispy, the meat is tender
and it is delicious due to a process by which the pig is fermented
with herbs then roasted whole on a specially made grill.
Trang’s roast pork is sold daily and goes well with morning coffee
or can be a dish at banquets.
Trang Products Fair
is held during 2-13 April annually. The fair combines
culture, traditions and products of the province to display,
to go in contests and pageants and to be sold in store
Annual King’s Birhtday and Red Cross Fair
is held during 5-15 December every year. There are
entertainments and shops selling a variety of products. It is the
grandest festival of Trang and of southern Thailand.