Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival is celebrate every year in the sixth or seventh lunar month ( May) , It’s popular celebrated at Yasothon Province in Northeastern of Thailand. It’s beginning of rainy season and the farmer ready to planting for the rice.They worshiped with fire, They make the rocket send to the heavens to impress to the god can hear and help them with plentiful rain for rice cultivation.
The rockets, they have to prepare or make for one -two month then decoration is colorful before the actual event. Some rocket is nine meters and carries the gunpowder is 20-25 kilograms.Most they decoration the rocket must more fun and the head of rocket like “Naka”
Before the rockets were made from natural materials, but these days they have developed the rocket into a form of a competition with prizes for the the biggest rocket, best explosion, greatest distance etc.
On the festival day the rocket’s parade the villagers will dress up in colorful ,playing, dancing. There are competition of parade too.
The rocket that go to the sky greatest height is declared the winner. The owner of the rocket dance and cheer. If whose rocket that not go to the sky, failed to fly or broken, They will catch the owner rocket and throw in the mud.
However they wishes and believe this festival help promote harmony among the villagers.