The atmosphere in the lead-up to the annual Candle Festival to mark the beginning of Buddhist Lent is less festive than usual in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima because the 2nd Army has banned all political satire from the traditional parade of giant carved candles, according to Post Today online.
This is reportedly intended to prevent a recurrence of conflict in society.
This year's Candle Festival to mark Khao Pansa Day (the beginning of Buddhist Lent), organised by Nakhon Ratchasima Municipality, will be held between July 11-13.
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