The Pattaya Long Boat-Racing Festival is arranged every year during the November month.
The festival will be held by local people from nearby provinces. Boats, which they use on the festival, will be chose and made from auspicious trees of each area’s believing. They train and prepare rowing-crews to be most fit and ready for being their agent of the festival.
Long Boat-Racing Festival is one of Thai traditions which has been arranged continuously since Ayutthaya time (about 600 years ago) for preparing and making morale, courage and strength to rowing-crews, as every Thai men were power of the country, for a war which could began anytime from aggression.
Presently, Long Boat-Racing Festival is one of Thai sport. . So, it is a prize of victory that everyone try to get but somehow it shows in a way of enjoyment and happiness, not only rowing-crews but the members of the area and audiences too.
Thai people and visitors, can touch. Besides, audiences also can see each beautiful decorative long boat that be made from each local believing and idea and also can feel the simultaneous step and intending of rowing-crews for victory of their own locality.