Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival is held, yearly, in May in Yasothon at a park named Phaya Thaen.
The event is known as the noisiest in Thailand. Giant home made modes of rockets are launched as a symbol and gesture to God for the sake of good rainy season.
Good rains are needed in order to get large harvest of rice. The rockets are launched in a contest for the higher rocket. The drive is reached by using a mush of gunpowder squeezed into a bamboo. When the gunpowder is set on fire the explosion drives the rocket to the sky.
The festival is held for two days. In addition to the rockets’ launching, street parades, street theaters, performances of folklore bands and a beauty queen contest take place.
This is an unforgettable authentic experience for all the participants.