Ban Ton soi dao

We are now entering the soi dao (lit. street party) season, when each village holds a party at the local temple. The village headman pays for it, and better-off families provide free food and drink for the attendees. These photos are of the party at Ban Ton in tambon Nong Nakham.

Concert at Ban Ton

Of course the first thing you see/hear is the inevitable over-loud band and beauty-too-much dancers.

Free food and drink at Ban Ton

Kids and adults queue to get their free food and drink.

My family's stall at Ban Ton

My family's stall.

Free food at Ban Ton

Fried chicken...

Free food at Ban Ton

or noodle soup.

Everyone's a winner!

For 20 baht you buy a raffle ticket, and everyone is a winner! Prizes range from a packet of noodles or a bar of soap, to a bicycle or even a TV.

Bouncy castle of course

Did I mention there's a bouncy castle? Kids only unfortunately.

Win a cuddly toy!

Win an ersatz Winnie the Pooh by bursting balloons.

posted on: 08.03.2015 - last update on: 09.03.2015

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