Songkran Festival (April)

 

       An annual calebration of the Thai New Year is held during 12-13 April at Si Satchanalai Historicaal Park, Amphoe Si Satchanalai, this festival carries forward Sukhothai's tradition. It was mentioned in the famous stone inscription "The Sukhothai people are generous, abide by precepts, and always give charity: , which is believed to be inscribed during the reign of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great of the Sukhothai Kingdom. The highlights of the event include the elephant procession,offering rituals to pay respect to Phra Suea Mueang, the tutelary spirit,and kings from the Phra Ruang Dynasty, Miss Songkran beauty queen contest, local sport competitions,and cultural performances.

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