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Songkran in Phra Pradaeng (22-24 April 2016)

Phra Pradaeng Municipality, Samut Prakan province near Bangkok, together with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will be hosting this year’s Songkran Festival being organized at the Phlaeng Faifa Fort Archaeological Site. This traditionally takes place on the first weekend after Songkran.

Songkran in Phra Pradaeng

The festival at the historic fort will emphasize Thai traditions and cultural uniqueness. The festival starts with a Miss Songkran contest on Friday 22th April 2016. Over the three day festival, visitors can see and experience traditional Thai children’s games. So if you don’t know how these fun games are played, you should visit the event, because they are what all Thais played when they were young. Besides games there will be special performances and also a demonstration of the making of traditional sweets called Thai Caramel or “Kalamae”.

On the 24th April, the event will conclude as a merit making day, a parade through the town, pouring water on Buddha images and respected elders, and also releasing birds and fish back into nature, as an auspicious start to the Thai new year. Those who are keen to go to the event should travel to Samut Prakan and the Phlaeng Faifa Fort Archeological Site, next to Tessaban Pom Plaeng Faifa School, Phra Pradaeng district, Samut Prakan province.

Activities:

Watch ‘Miss Songkran Phra Pradaeng’ and ‘Loi Chai Boy’ competitions.
Birds and Fish Parade
Watch a series of wagons beautifully decorated with flowers, also Miss Songkran will join the parade.
Traditional Raman games (Saba).
Traditional Raman Kalamae cooking

Here is the route of the parade: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?msa=0&mid=z7QWLtf_L7-Q.kIhAfCAjKcmo

For more information, contact:
Phra Pradaeng Municipal Office
Tel: +66 (0) 2463 4841

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