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Look up! Rockets, made from cheap PVC plumbing pipe roaring into the skies, parades featuring cross dressers and phallic symbols, mud fests, all fuelled by rice wine and other local brews (many as potent as the whatever-it-is used to launch the rockets). Yes, it’s time for the annual Rocket Festival or Bun Bang Fai, held in May, mostly in Thailand’s north east. When it comes to ‘TIT’ (This Is Thailand), it doesn’t get much more TIT than this. It’s time for the north east to welcome in the wet season and pay homage to Phaya Taen, the god of rain, […]

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Have a similar festival in Laos, 70s in Vientiane festival was mainly about sending your rocket towards Thailand over the Mekong. If it reached the other side ie Thailand, party party party. 

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