A two-day festival, at the end of the rainy season, around the full moon of the 11th lunar month.
The main event and feature of this festival is the ‘unexplained’ fireballs which rise out of the Mekong river, and then shoot into the sky. Next to the fireballs the festival features long-tail boat races, a sound and light show.
Traditionally, the fire balls are believed to come from the naga, a mythical serpent that lives in the water. According to legend, the naga was so amazed by the Lord Buddha’s teaching, that he took human form and became ordained as a monk. However, the Buddha’s teaching stipulates that only human’s can become monks.