UBON RATCHATHANI, 6 July 2016 (NNT) – The northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani is inviting the public to its annual Buddhist Lent candle procession this July 19 and 20.

Governor of Ubon Ratchathani Somsak Changtragul stated that public agencies, state enterprises, the private sector and the people of Ubon Ratchathani are coming together to organize the Buddhist Lent candle procession. He said this year’s event is special in that it will feature the longest Lent candle ever made in the world, with a length of 40 meters.

The preparation of the Lent candle began in November last year. It has been sculpted and carved into four sections, each measuring 10 meters long, to depict the stories of the Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, first sermon and nirvana.

Besides the longest Lent candle, there will also be other candles from various local communities. The Ubon Ratchathani Governor said public members are welcome to come see the parade, which will take place in the evening of July 19 and in the morning of July 20.

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