Full Moon Party faces Buddha Days, water shortages this month

Local get together and event organisers have scrambled to host the notorious Full Moon Party on Haad Rin Beach in Koh Pha Ngan this week whereas dealing with a number of setbacks. The country is seeing a surge in tourism as a end result of super-extended six-day holiday weekend, however that brings a draw back for the partygoers on the island.
Normally the week of Full Moon is filled with all-night parties for a minimal of 5 days, with popular shindigs like Waterfall Party and OXA Beach two nights before Full Moon, the legendary Jungle Experience the evening before, Maya the day after and another Waterfall Party two days after, along with many different weekly and monthly occasions across the island.
Part of the explanation for the lengthy weekend is the observance of Asalha Puja (Dharma Day celebrating the Buddha’s first sermon) at present, August 1 and Buddhist Lent Day August 2. On those two days, the sale and consumption of alcohol are prohibited, which throws a wrench into an island recognized for the weeklong occasions of the Full Moon Party.
The show should (almost always) go on for the Full Moon Party itself, which is never cancelled short of a royal dying or a pandemic. But it does bend to Buddhism and on months when a Buddha Day is observed on the night time of the lunar full moon, the celebration will shift to the next day. This month the full moon is on August 2, but the Full Moon Party is on August three. There is also a uncommon second Full Moon event on August 31 this month.
But the other parties should make particular preparations for Buddha Days. Some cancel fully for the month and others shift to alternative dates. Waterfall Party ought to have been at present but as a substitute was on July 30 with over 550 people still in attendance. OXA Beach, then again, moved its well-liked event to the day after Full Moon Party, in accordance with a rep from the celebration.
“Since at No obligation is a Buddha Day, we moved OXA Beach to August four in hopes of capturing the group nonetheless on the island. Hopefully, they are not too hungover from the Full Moon and ready to get together more!”
Full Moon Party additionally faces another strong hurdle within the exceptionally dry season. Koh Pha Ngan has run out of water. The island has been on water rations for a few months now with every space of the island only receiving water from the federal government strains for a quantity of hours a day.
Different areas get water at totally different occasions, and the water sometimes flows for as little as one hour a day. Hotels are struggling to keep their water tanks full and have operating showers and bogs when tens of hundreds of individuals descend upon the island. Pontip “Sao” Chongkonphuet, supervisor of WET! a Pool Party Hostel by Wild & Wandering complained of the stress and expense.
“We need to name trucks to return to ship water every day. Sometimes we pay up to 10,000 baht per day to have enough water for all our customers.”

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