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Songkran Festival from around the kingdom

Apr, 13 || Comments Off on Songkran Festival from around the kingdom |

Songkran Festival from around the kingdom

Songkran festival, A selection of interesting Thai New Year celebrations from around the kingdom.

SI SATCHANALAI SONGKRAN FESTIVAL Celebrate Songkran the traditional way in Sukhothai, at a ceremony of pouring scented water onto the hands of elders as a gesture of respect. Locals will dress up in Thai costumes to complete the sense of going back in time.(Through Apr 19.Si Satchanalai Historical Park, Sukothai, 055-611-196)

SONGKRAN – THE WATER FESTIVAL ON THE BEACH.

Head to Patong beach or Soi Bangla in Phuket for a no holds barred water war. A more serene procession of a scared Buddha image around the streets of Patong Beach is an opportunity for people to bathe it for an auspicious start to the Thai New Year. (Apr 10-13, various venues, Phuket. 076 – 211 – 036 )

AYUTTHAYA SONGKRAN FESTIVAL

Observe traditional merit – making rituals before attending a Miss Songkran beauty contest, or a grand procession to appreciate modern ways of celebrating the festival. Elephants from the province ‘s famous kraal will also hose down visitors with their trunks. (Apr 13 , various venues, Ayutthaya, 035 – 246 – 076 -7 )

KOH SICHANG SONGKRAN FESTIVAL

Witness a rare courtship ritual on Koh Khaam Yai in which men invite eligible single ladies to join them for water – splashing in the sea. The women will later consent to joining the men in a ramwong (traditional circle dance).(Apr 13 – 18, Koh Sichang and Koh Khaam Yai, Chon Buri, 038 – 423 -990 )

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