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22 September 2006 :: 09:09:02 am 26221

Chonburi Municipality prepared to organize Buffalo Racing Festival 2006

The Chonburi Municipal Office will be organizing the Buffalo Racing Festival 2006. The festival will emphasize on activities and traditional plays, it will also include the Miss Farmer Contest. There will also be a display of OTOP products. The festival will last 9 days 9 nights.
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Deputy Governor of Chonburi Province Mr. Tawee Pimsen, Chonburi Lord Mayor Mr. Ukegisana Tantsawadse, ex-Council members Mr. Sagha Tanasanguanwongse, Mr. Vitaya Khuenpluem, together with the supporting representatives chaired over the press conference for the Buffalo Racing Festival 2006 in Chonburi. This year’s event will be the 135th celebration, which will be held from 3-11 October 2006 in front of the open area of the Chonburi District Office.

For this year the Festival will still retain their original Tradition including the Buffalo Racing, the various plays, just like every other year the festival will begins on 6 October 2006 which, ceremonies will start from 08.45 a.m. onwards. With caretaker Prime Minister Sonthaya Khunpluem will do the opening ceremony, he will be join by the Chonburi Governor Mr. Pisit Getupasuk, after the opening there will be processions of 13 buffalo drawn wheel carts, Cultural and Chonburi’s Slogan.

Budget for this year is approximately 1,300,000 Bahts. During the events there would be all kind of activities including the best Buffalo contest divided into groups according the weight (smallest, small, medium and heavy), a review of decorated “beauty or funny” buffalo, “Most Healthy Buffalo” contest and Miss Buffalo Contest (a girl not a beast).

Other activities throughout the day include robe thugging, climbing an oily pole contest, joke quiz, kite cutting, cooking “Or Suan” Competition, boil mussel eating contest. For the whole 9 days and nights, there will be OTOP products on sale, traditional products and local food, cheap products from the factory. There will also be free concerts and performances throughout the whole event.

Buffalo Racing Festival is considered as local Chonburi Province tradition just as said in the slogan “beautiful sea, delicious rice stick, sweet sugarcane, good weaving, buffalo racing festival” a tradition that preserve for hundred of years.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Tourism News

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