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Naga Fireball Festival begins on Wednesday in Nong Khai

 

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NONG KHAI, 23rd October 2018 (NNT) - More than 200,000 people are expected to travel to Nong Khai province to see Naga fireballs this week. 

A religious ceremony will take place in front of Wat Thai Temple in Pon Pisai district to mark the end of the Buddhist Lent period and the appearance of Naga fireballs, a natural phenomenon that happens around this time every year. 

In addition to the ceremony, there will be traditional performances and other activities at this year’s Naga Fireball Festival which will continue until November 1st. The temple has also put together a security team to ensure tourists’ safety and relieve traffic congestion. 

Pon Pisai Mayor, Dr. San Soonthornthanakul says that local residents believe there is an underwater world in the Mekong River where mythical giant serpents live. They have been seeing the Naga fireballs over several decades. 

Up to 200,000 people are expected to visit Wat Thai Temple to see the fireballs at night. Hotels and resorts have reportedly been fully booked ahead of the festival.

 
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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Pon Pisai Mayor, Dr. San Soonthornthanakul says that local residents believe there is an underwater world in the Mekong River where mythical giant serpents live. They have been seeing the Naga fireballs over several decades. 

This Naga amazes me how it seems to keep track of the exact date of the end of Buddhist Lent every year. It doesn't worry about leap years, or the date changing slightly every year. How does it know these things? It is extremely punctual.

In fact it's so good at time-keeping perhaps the government should harness its power to keep their promises for them.

For example, the foreigner database Prawit promised back in February would be completed in six months, is already two months overdue now, with not a word from him about why it's late. If the Naga was running the project it would have been ready on time.

Shouldn't there be a Naga Party standing in the promised election? You know it makes sense.

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