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Phuket Heroines’ Memorial Festival March 5-19

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Phuket Heroines’ Memorial Festival March 5-19
Sukawin Tanthavanich

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PHUKET: -- This year’s Heroines’ Memorial Festival, running March 5-19, is sure to impress all in attendance with cultural and historical activities to honor war heroes Thao Thepkrasattri and Thao Srisoonthorn.

“The purpose of this event is to honor the heroism of Lady Thepkrasattri and Lady Srisoonthorn, who sacrificed their blood and lives for generations to come,” said Phuket Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada. “We hope that Phuket’s younger generation is able to learn about the history of their ancestors.”

Among the events taking place to honor the heroines, who led Siamese forces in repelling the 1785 Burmese invaders, is a mass ordination of monks, sport competitions and tours of historical locations in Thalang that are associated with the battle. Light and sound shows reenacting the historical battle are also part of the free entertainment.

Full Story: http://www.phuketgazette.net/phuket-news/Phuket-Heroines-Memorial-Festival-March-519/63243?desktopversion

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-- Phuket Gazette 2016-02-25

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