2 more popular Songkarn celebrations have actually been aborted as the coronavirus epidemic continues to ruin the Thai New Year event for residents and travelers alike.
Chiang Mai Town on Wednesday revealed the cancellation of all significant activities for the Thai New Year in the northern city. The southern traveler city of Hat Yai has actually currently aborted celebrations.
Songkran activities in Chiang Mai generally begin with early April with little spiritual events with the highlights this year from April 13-15, when individuals go to temples for merit-making events and splash water in the city centre.
Chiang Mai mayor Thassanai Buranupakorn stated on Wednesday all celebration occasions including big events of individuals were being postponed this year. They consisted of water splashing, parades and events to praise buddha images.
Among the most popular occasions throughout Songkran in Chiang Mai is when individuals praise the Phra Buddha Sihing image, the statue most appreciated by regional homeowners.
Nevertheless, the city will still be embellished to commemorate the Thai New Year and exhibits will promote Lanna culture, he stated.
” Chiang Mai Town thanks every firm assisting to include the spread of Covid-19 so that our Chiang Mai stays a safe traveler location,” he stated. (continues listed below)
Hat Yai citizens and visitors commemorate with water-splashing throughout Songkran in 2015. (Image by Assawin Pakkawan)
The Hat Yai Town on Tuesday cancelled its midnight Songkran celebration, prepared for April 12-13, to assist avoid the spread of the infection.
The celebration in Hat Yai draws travelers from Malaysia every year.