Phi Ta Khon Festival 2020
The Phi Ta Khon Festival also known as the Thailand Ghost Festival is a colorful mask festival held every year in the village of Dan Sai in North-East Thailand. The Phi Ta Khon Festival 2020 will be held on June 26th to 28th.
*Phi Ta Khon Festival 2020 has been canceled due to COVID19*
Phi Ta Khon Festival
It is held over three days and involves parades, dancing, Buddhist rituals, ceremonies, and the firing of home-made rockets into the sky. The highlight of the festival is the parade where local people dress up in colorful costumes and masks decorated with scary painted faces. The idea is to disguise themselves as spirits or ghosts. They carry a variety of objects such as swords, axes, spears, and phallic charms. Bells are tied to the waist. The purpose of the parade is to bring luck and good fortune to the village before the rice crop is planted.