A mother and her child look at a nativity scene during the Tha Rae star parade in Thailand’s Sakon Nakhon province on Thursday. Photo: Vivat Thongantang
A mother and her child look at a nativity scene during the Tha Rae star parade in Thailand’s Sakon Nakhon province on Thursday. Photo: Vivat Thongantang
Thailand

Thailand’s largest Catholic community marks Christmas with three-day procession in Tha Rae, known as ‘Land of Stars’

  • Locals call Tha Rae village in northeastern Sakon Nakhon province the ‘Land of Stars’ for Christmas celebrations its 15,000 Catholic residents hold each year
  • Descendants of uprooted Vietnamese, Chinese and Lao ethnic groups, the residents of Tha Rae are a rarity in a country that’s overwhelmingly Buddhist

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A mother and her child look at a nativity scene during the Tha Rae star parade in Thailand’s Sakon Nakhon province on Thursday. Photo: Vivat Thongantang
A mother and her child look at a nativity scene during the Tha Rae star parade in Thailand’s Sakon Nakhon province on Thursday. Photo: Vivat Thongantang
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