The northeastern provinces of Si Sa Ket and Surin will host the San Done Ta Khmer-style ceremony from Oct 10-12 with the aim of conserving local tradition and promoting tourism. Si Sa Ket is home to Khmer, Lao, Suay and Yeu ethnic group descendants, while Surin is home to Khmer, Lao and Kui ethnic groups, along with local Thais.
The San Done Ta ceremony in Si Sa Ket.
Boonyanuch Wannaying, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand's Surin Office, said northeastern Thais whose ancestors were Khmer give offerings to the spirits of their predecessors on the 14th day of the waning moon of the 10th lunar month. This occasion is also a family reunion.