Yasothon Rocket Festival

Cultural in Yasothon

Rocket Festivals are held across Isan in May and June to tell Phaya Thaen, a pre-Buddhist god, that it’s time for him to send rain; but no place celebrates as fervently as Yasothon, which has benefited from the Tourism Authority of Thailand's promotion of its event. The three-day festival features traditional local dances, a parade, rocket contests and a lot of bawdry, drunken revelry.