FULL MOON PARTY (FESTIVAL), THAILAND.
The Full Moon Party (Festival) is an all-night beach party located in Haad Rin beach , on the island of Koh Pha Ngan. It is held the night before until after every full moon. The party was originally started about 25 years ago, some sources stated that after a local islander opened the first Had Rin’s accommodation in the mid-80s, The Paradise Bungalow, he organised a farewell party for 20-30 of his hippy friends, and other sources said that there were few hippies who got together and held a party. However, the party has been gaining fame quickly through word of mouth that it has become the Full Moon Party today, which attracts 10.000 to 30.000 youngsters from all over the world. Started with a small gathering of about 30 people in 1985, Full Moon Party has now became a phenomenal event which people travel across the world to this island just to experience the ultimate party. A week after full moon party, there's the half-moon party, followed by the quarter-moon. And, finally, there is the no-moon (black) party. Regarding to the fame of the party, the locals probably started to invent new celebrations such as half-moon party and black-moon party. It should have nothing related to the real celebration of the full moon, I may say.
Full Moon Festival in Thailand is the original and most popular location to celebrate the full moon. This is home of the famous-infamous Full Moon Party. The arrival of full moon each month, is celebrated by the festival, thousands of people go to the beach to congregate and have fun. It has become a part of the itinerary of many travellers who come to Asia. The festival is characterized by loud music by the beach, neon painting all over the body, attractions such as fire skipping ropes and fire eater, widely variable of alcohol and drugs. Taking drugs are not advisable and drugs are completely illegal in Thailand as many police presence all along the beach to patrol. There were still many...
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