The Chaopho Phraya Lae Festival is held from the 12th until the 20th of January
each year in front of Chaiyaphum City Hall and the Chaopho Phraya Lae Monument Intersection.
The Chaopho Phraya Lae Worship Ceremony is held at the Nong Pla Thao Shrine on the
first Monday of May every year (It lasts for 3 days and 3 nights). The locals will
pay respect to Chaopho Phraya Lae’s spirit and perform traditional dances in front
of the old shrine. There is a contest of local food, folk sports competition and
a Bai Si procession contest.
The Candle Festival is a festival organised by the Chaiyaphum Municipal Office on
the full moon day of the 8th lunar month (around July). There is a candle contest.
This event is widely popular and similar to the candle procession of Ubon Ratchathani.
The Ram Phi Fa Tradition is a ceremony worshipping certain sacred objects and the
Phrachao Ong Tue, a Buddha image engraved out of sandstone with a height of 2 metres.
The locals consider this Buddha image as very holy. Many people will participate
in this ceremonial dance. The ceremony is organised twice a year on the 13th to 15th
day during the waxing moon of the 5th lunar month ( in April ) and the first day
during the waning moon of the 3rd lunar month within the area of Khao Phu Phra, Ban
Na Kai Sao and Na Siao Sub district in Mueang District.
The Bun Duean Si Festival is a festival of the people of Khon San, comprising merit-making
on the dark moon day of the 4th lunar month ( Duean Si ) and a Saba competition on
the 1st to 3rd day of the waxing moon during the 5th lunar month (around March).
The Saba competition is challenged for the winner prize creating amusement within
the compound of Wat Chedi, Khon San District. It is the only Saba competition performed
in Northeastern Thailand.
The Dok Krachiao Blossom Festival is held at the end of June to July at Pa Hin Ngam
National Park, Thep Sathit District. It is during the rainy season when the blossoms
of the wild Krachiao flowers - in a purplish pink colour - are widely found in the
area. Therefore, this area is known as Dok Krachiao Field. During the festival, there
is a nature tour around the national park and local performances.
Chaiyaphum Province, Festivals around the Province.