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Songkran in Phra Pradaeng, Samut Prakarn
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Name : TAT Bangkok Office

Address : Phra Pradaeng Municipal Office Tel. 0 2463 4841

Telephone : +66 2250 5500

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Samut Prakan

Date 21 - 23 Apr 2017


Venue : Around Phra Pradaeng Municipality Building, Samut Prakarn



  Songkran in Phra Pradaeng or also known as ‘Songkran Paklad’ is the ‘Raman’ (a group of Burmese-Thai) tradition of celebrating Songkran Festival. The Raman celebration has been continuously since the old days with uniqueness on the last day of the festivity (one week after April 13). Every village works together to create a beautiful parade, including elaborate flower wagons, which ‘Raman’ girls and ‘Loy Chai’ boys and Miss Songkran also tag along for the ceremony. Raman and Loy Chai wear traditional attires during the celebration. Birds and fish are taken to the Prodketshetharam royal temple where they will be set free. It is believed that any person who sets animals free will be saved from their own bad fortune and will live a long life.  After finishing the ceremony, on their way back, people from the villages respectfully throw water at each other. The people of Phra Pradaeng have been preserving this manner of celebration for a long time. Interested visitors are welcome to join the ceremony.

Activities:

- Watch ‘Miss Songkran Phra Pradaeng’ and ‘Loy Chai Boy’ competitions

- Birds and Fish Parade

- Watch series of wagons beautifully decorated with flowers, also Miss Songkran will join the parade 

- Traditional Raman games (Saba)

- Traditional Raman Kalamae cooking (Kwanhagoe)

For more information: Phra Pradaeng municipality 024634841, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Bangkok 022762721-2

 

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