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Poi Sang Long Festival in Mae Hong Son
Where: Mae Hong Son, Thailand
When:  April.
Mae Hong Son is located in North West Thailand, 180 km west of Chiang Mai. The town holds, every year, during the school vacations, between end March and start April, a Buddhist ceremony - Poi Sang Long. Unlike other ceremonies in the country, this is an ordination ceremony.   Group of youngsters, 7 – 14 years old, are authorized to start learn the main principles of Buddhism. The festival lasts for three days. In the first day the boys shave their heads, wash and anoint their body with unique water and dress magnificent...(read more)