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Loi Ruea Chao Le (Sea Gypsy Boat Floating) Festival on Koh Lanta May 2016

Phuket

Sun May 1st 2016 to Tue May 31st 2016
Phuket, Ban Saladan

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The Chao Le Boat Floating Festival is bi-annual event that falls during the middle of the 6th and 11th lunar months. Ceremonies are held by the sea gypsies of Phuket with them taking place in three locations. The ritual includes small boats being set adrift to drive away evil and bring good luck and prosperity - a beautiful spectacle at night. Many ceremonies are held in local villages. The festival takes place on the full moon day in the sixth and the eleventh months of the lunar calendar.

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