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» Last month, hundreds of people were enjoying the traditional southern Thai shadow puppet performance known as nang talung. At a show at Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Centre in Bangkok, they were mesmerised by the puppeteering, singing and dubbing skills of Thailand's youngest nang talung performer, Sakon Suwannakhot. This nine-year-old boy from Phra Phrom, Nakhon Si Thammarat, started practising the art at the age of seven. Today, he is the puppet master of a seven-member troupe under the Talung Dharma Youth Project of Wat Phra Phrom.
» Tomorrow, Buddhists across Thailand will celebrate Visakha Bucha Day, which marks the Full Moon days of the sixth lunar month when the Lord Buddha was born, became enlightened and left this world for nirvana about 2,600 years ago. Here are some of the big celebrations on the list.
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