The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

Heroines Festival celebrations underway

PHUKET: The ceremony for giving alms to monks in order to seek blessings from ancestors as part of the annual Heroine’s Festival was held at Wat Muang Komanraphat in Thepkrasattri, Thalang today (Mar 12).

By The Phuket News

Saturday 12 March 2022, 03:00PM

The merit-making ceremony was presided over by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew and saw food offered to monks in order to seek blessings dedicated to ancestors of Thalang City.

Also present at the ceremony were Phuket Deputy Governors Amnuay Phinsuwan and Anupap Rodkwan Yodrabam, Thalng District Chief Bancha Thanu-in, members of the Thao Thepkasattri Foundation Committee and Thao Sri Sunthon, as well as other heads of government agencies. private sector agencies, relevant local government organisations and local residents.

This year’s Heroines Festival marks the 237th anniversary of the two sisters, Chan and Mook, who lead the Phuket contingent in repelling the Burmese invasion in 1785.

AXA Insurance PCL

At 5:30pm today there will be a further ceremony at the same temple to honour grandparents and ancestors. Tomorrow morning (Mar 13) there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Heroines Monument on Thepkasattri Road.

Tomorrow evening’s festivities will include the traditional light and sound show and historical play at Phuket Historical Park, for many years called Thalang Victory Field, in Baan Riang, Thalang.

Local food stalls will be on offer throughout the festival while COVID-19 health and safety measures will be enforced throughout. Tourists and local residents are welcome to attend.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.


Be the first to comment.


Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Govt mulls ending Thai Pass

No hassle with TP did mine for return trip early June. Took 2 hours to get approval a nuisance but ...(Read More)

Chulu West climb for Soi Dog aborted by snowstorm

If they had put all the money they spent on the trip itself the dogs would have themselves a right g...(Read More)

‘Now it’s for real’: Ukraine war puts Sweden’s military on alert

@Kurt Please turn on the "Spell Check" on your computer....(Read More)

Govt mulls ending Thai Pass

@Kurt Why should they keep the Thailand Pass for Thai's ? Thai's don't need an insuran...(Read More)

Phuket readies for another food festival, with hemp on the menu

Oh dear Kurt ! Does it really matter how they call it ? Btw, as they don't do it on a regular ba...(Read More)

Two cops sidelined after teens assaulted

Typical police brutality. Worldwide. ACAB !...(Read More)

Two cops sidelined after teens assaulted

My BS radar just went off. Three innocent teens just out for a little fun late at night? Armed? Nee...(Read More)

Govt mulls ending Thai Pass

Mr Anutin's prejudiced opinion about foreigners. Twice in public he called them "dirty fara...(Read More)

Two cops sidelined after teens assaulted

"IF their actions exceeded the scope of their duties..." IF? No IF about it!...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: Putting transparency on the map

What would be a great addition to this app is when you click on a land plot not only does it show th...(Read More)