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3 day Songkran festivities on Patong Beach

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Patong officials are planning a 3 day water and music festival to take place at Patong Beach.

According to a Phuket Express report, the Songkran Water Music Festival will run from April 12 to April 14, as part of the Thai New Year celebrations. The schedule is as follows:

April 12, between midday and midnight: Water fights accompanied by music performances from various DJs

April 13: Food offerings to monks in the morning, followed by traditional shows, water blessings for the elderly, music performances from DJs, and water fights

April 14, between midday and midnight: Music performances from DJs, with water fights

Thailand’s Songkran holiday has been designated a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage item. This year the kingdom is staging a “World Songkran Festival” in many parts of the country, running from April 1 – 21. It’s hoped the extended festivities will provide a boost to both domestic and international tourism.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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