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In Surat Thani – Koh Samui district, the government sector and private organizations are working together to organize the annual Chak Phra-Thod Kathin traditional ceremony on October 16-17, 2014 to carry on and preserve the traditions of the southerners and to promote traditional tourism.
Piboon Omak, Koh Samui district’s chief officer says that the government sector is working with both state departments and private organizations to organize the annual Chak Phra-Thod Kathin tradition on October 16-17, 2014 at Nathon beach, village no. 3, Ang Thong sub-district, Samui district, Surat Thani province. The purpose of this event is to carry on and preserve the traditions of the locals and to promote tradition tourism in Koh Samui so that both Thai and foreign tourists will know more about Koh Samui’s traditions and cultures.
The Chak Phra tradition is a local ceremony of the southerners. It is a tradition where people celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent which is at the start of the 11th lunar month. The Chak Phra tradition is a belief about the Buddha’s return to earth after preaching to his mother in heaven.