Rockets fly at Thai rice festival

REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Participants in a rocket competition cheer after their rocket was successfully launched during the rocket festival known as "Bun Bangfai" in Yasothon, northeast of Bangkok, May 13, 2012. The festival marks the start of the rainy season when farmers are about to plant rice.


  1. Heavy drinking, home-made rockets, non-electrical ignition . . . Vern Estes would be spinning in his grave if he weren’t still alive and well!

  2. Stefan, the larger rockets do use electric ignition.  I was there 2 days ago.  great time.

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