Buddhist Lent may have started only recently, but Chonburi officials are already planning for its end and the province’s annual buffalo races.
Deputy Gov. Pongsak Preechawit chaired an Aug. 23 planning meeting to prepare for the 2013 Buffalo Racing Festival held in concert with Chonburi City Hall and the Tourism Authority of Thailand. This year’s races take place Oct. 14-20 on the field in front of city and provincial government offices.
As usual, races will be complemented with booths selling locally made items, stage performances, games and beauty contests. There also will be a “13 kwienkan” cart for offerings to monks, parade and an amulet-judging contest.
Deputy Gov. Pongsak Preechawit chairs the annual buffalo races planning meeting.