The Candle festival in Ubon Ratchathani is the largest of its kind in Thailand. It is held during Buddhist Lent during two days in July.
Once a year the city of Yasothon is put on the map for its famous rocket festival. Once the bamboo rockets were made by monks. Now there is a competition in the area for the best and strongest rockets. This event is going on in the countryside as well. The point is to get generous amounts of water for the rice season.