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 facing a selection of setbacks. The country is seeing a surge in tourism as a result of super-extended six-day holiday weekend, but that brings a downside for the partygoers on the island.
Normally the week of Full Moon is crammed with all-night events for no much less than 5 days, with in style shindigs like Waterfall Party and OXA Beach two nights before Full Moon, the legendary Jungle Experience the night earlier than, Maya the day after and one other Waterfall Party two days after, together with many different weekly and month-to-month events 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) today, 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 noticed on the night time of the lunar full moon, the party will shift to the following day. This month the full moon is on August 2, however the Full Moon Party is on August three. There is also a rare second Full Moon occasion on August 31 this month.
But the opposite events should make special preparations for Buddha Days. Some cancel completely for the month and others shift to different dates. Waterfall Party should have been right now but as an alternative was on July 30 with over 550 folks nonetheless in attendance. OXA Beach, however, moved its well-liked occasion to the day after Full Moon Party, according to a rep from the party.
“Since right now is a Buddha Day, we moved OXA Beach to August 4 in hopes of capturing the crowd still on the island. Hopefully, they are not too hungover from the Full Moon and able to celebration more!”
Full Moon Party additionally faces one other sturdy hurdle within the exceptionally dry season. Koh Pha Ngan has run out of water. The island has been on water rations for a quantity of months now with each area of the island only receiving water from the federal government strains for a quantity of hours a day.
Different areas get water at different instances, and the water typically flows for as little as one hour a day. Hotels are struggling to keep their water tanks full and have running showers and bogs when tens of thousands of individuals descend upon the island. Controversial “Sao” Chongkonphuet, supervisor of WET! a Pool Party Hostel by Wild & Wandering complained of the stress and expense.
“We need to call trucks to come back to ship water every single day. Sometimes we pay as much as 10,000 baht per day to have enough water for all our customers.”

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