May 2016 Happennings

6-10 MAY 2016 ISAAN ROCKET FESTIVALS Yasothon, Thailand

Associated with traditional beliefs in the supernatural powers, this ancient local festival gets celebrated in Yasothon, northeastern Thailand. The rocket parade is vivid with villagers dressing in colorful traditional costumes. The climax is the launch time, which symbolises and gestures to God for the sake of good rainy season.

ISAAN-ROCKET-FESTIVALS

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11-22 MAY 2016 CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Cannes, France

From Hollywood to the French Riviera, celebrities and paparazzi gather to attend the world-class festival. The Palme d’Or awards is given to talented filmmaker while the scene and fashion catches the interest of the entire world.

CANNES-INTERNATIONAL-FILM-FESTIVAL

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20-22 MAY 2016 BALLYMALOE LITFEST OF FOOD & WINE Ballymaloe House, Ireland

LitFest weekend is filled with inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, and incredible knowledge provided by influential chefs and writers. It has created a hub for food and drinks enthusiasts worldwide to meet and share ideas with each other.

BALLYMALOE-LITFEST-OF-FOOD-WINE

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25 – 30 MAY 2016 LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE Bradley, California, United States

Setting among lush greenery, rolling hills and a scenic lake, this 4-day festival celebrates art, music, performance and life. Attendees should expect interactive art installations, yoga and meditation services, as well as a colourful cityscape of vendors, performers and games.

LIGHTNING-IN-A-BOTTLE

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26 MAY – 5 JUN 2016 HAY FESTIVAL Hay-On-Wye, Wales

For 27 years, Hay Festival has brought together all creative people: writers, readers, filmmakers, comedians, and musicians to share stories and ideas for inspiring, delighting and entertaining. More or less, during these 10 days, the power of great ideas could transform our way of thinking.

HAY-FESTIVAL

Photo credit: www.hayfestival.com

Presented by Thanisara Ruangdej