The 17th Wat Khanon Nang Yai Festival is ready to be organized in a big way. Faith – Art – The Great Land Join together for world heritage

The 17th Wat Khanon Nang Yai Festival is ready to be organized in a big way.  Faith – Art – The Great Land  Join together for world heritage


The best cultural event of the year.. “The 17th Wat Khanon Nang Yai Festival” brings together performing arts. Nang Yai Wat Khanon “Khon Manora (Manora) and Thai Songkran Day” that has been registered by UNESCO. It is the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Preserved in a grand display under the concept of “Faith of big skins ..joining together for world heritage” held on Songkran Festival 13-14 April 2024 at Wat Khanon, Photharam District, Ratchaburi Province.

Phra Khru Phithak Silpakhom The abbot of Wat Khanon spoke about the organization of the 17th Wat Khanon Nang Yai Festival that in the past Wat Khanon joined with cultural networks Bringing the art of performing Nang Yai, Khon, and Manohra performances. as well as entertainment performances And various folk performances have been put on display during the Songkran festival every year and this year in order to preserve the nation’s arts and culture for eternity. Wat Khanon Nang Yai Festival Therefore there is the idea of ​​honoring and honouring. Because in 2007, “Wat Khanon” by UNESCO’s Cultural Expert Committee declared it “Inheriting and Restoring the Yai Nang Wat Khanon” received an award from UNESCO. and has been praised as one of the 6 outstanding communities in the world who have works in preserving and restoring abstract cultural heritage Has been registered by UNESCO. It is a world cultural heritage site of the Asia Pacific region (ACCU).

However, just like in 2018 “Thai Khon”, 2021 “Nora or Manohra” and 2023 “Songkran in Thailand, Traditional Thai New Year Festival” were also registered by UNESCO. It is the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Therefore, it makes the stage of this year’s Wat Khanon Nang Yai Festival. It is a valuable cultural festival of the year. Leading performances that have been praised and registered as a world heritage site Join in celebrating the traditions of Songkran Festival. Let’s come together for this year’s festival as well.

For this year, “The 17th Wat Khanon Nang Yai Festival” was held under the theme “Faith, Art, Land of Big Nang. Joining together for World Heritage” is the introduction of the cultural heritage and traditions of the nation, with the big puppets of Wat Khanon, “Khon, Nora or Manohra and Songkran in Thailand” which UNESCO has declared registered. It is the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. (Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity) brought together for a grand display. Along with celebrating this important occasion during the Songkran festival. Under the creation of a unique performance and highlights at the festival such as the performance of Nang Yai Fai Kala “Khon Tak Nang” in the episode called “Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Head-Hak-Korn Blend together perfectly The story is told with dubbing, singing, and Piphat music. create understanding of the story and provide artistic enjoyment to viewers and tourists perfectly.”

There will also be Khon performances (Silpakorn students), small puppet theater, southern art, shadow puppetry, Nora or Manora (Ajarn Wathee Supsin, descendant of shadow puppet master Suchat Supsin, a national artist. Performing Arts Department, year 2006) Songkran Legend From the contemporary Thai dance performance group, Ajarn Krit Chaisilbun, etc., and the ancient community market that has its own unique characteristics. “Dan Khanon Market” is a retro Thai land market. Originally, “Wat Khanon” was built in what period, there is no evidence. However, this area along the Mae Klong River was formerly in front of the temple and used to be a tax collection station. It is a trading area and market for exchanging goods. Recently, the temple has revived this Khanon checkpoint. Ready for tourists to come and experience the atmosphere. Choose to buy local products and souvenirs Therefore, we invite those who are interested to come and watch. Join in preserving traditional events. and carry on good cultural work like this together

There is a policy to push for “Nang Yai” to be registered with UNESCO. together with the Department of Cultural Promotion There has been a research study on “Big movies and possibilities In requesting registration in the protection list as the best example (The best practice)” in the year 2021 – 2022, with the Nang Yai Wat Khanon community Ratchaburi Province It is a study area. This creates a process of transferring learning and preserving Nang Yai knowledge. and folk arts to continue in a sustainable way, which “Nang Yai” will be another hope that will be considered for registration as another World Heritage Site The Wat Khanon community has received awards in the past.”

“The 17th Wat Khanon Yai Festival” is scheduled to take place between 13 and 14 April 2024 from 3:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Wat Khanon, Soi Fa Subdistrict, Photharam District, Ratchaburi Province. For more information, please contact Wat Khanon at 089 5554195.


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