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Many of the vendors, sellers and gamblers at these festivals, with hopes and dreams of riches during the event turn to the to purchase stock and rent marquees and other equipment. For many the riches are only a dream and they spend months, years or the rest of their lives paying the 10 to 20% interest per month on these loans. When people can no longer take the pressure and run away the leave the guarantors behind to pay the money. It is a terrible situation that is rampant in Northeast Thailand.
Go out and enjoy the festivities, but keep in mind the high price many will pay and above all do not forget Thais Love Thais