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    Pattaya prepares for Songkran

    Pattaya prepares for Songkran

    Pattaya city administration is making final arrangements for the celebrations associated withy the annual Songkran festival. The main parade day in Naklua will be on April 18 and in Pattaya on April 19. There will also be a traditional rice festival on April 20. No mention has been made of the concerns and promises made last year that the water and flour throwing activities would be curtailed. Suggestions had been made that warfare would be banned in parts of the city or that a special park for idiots might be thrown open. However, itís best to assume the worst once again this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    a special park for idiots might be thrown open
    No comment.

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    Damn, few years ago there was word that they had passed a law that throwing water and chunks of ice at autos and Mbikes was a strict no no, but I havent seen any action on it in the last 2 years, so I guess it is like all the other laws and promises that have been made and passed,,sanook

    But of coarse we usually hole up during that week unless it is unavoidable going out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Pattaya prepares for Songkran
    cant stand Songkran, going back to UK for a month to avoid it

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    Well, somebody must be enjoying it or it would have died a death years ago.

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    ^ simple things please simple minds

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    The bastardization of what used to be a festive holiday.
    It's a seriously screwed up situation at the moment.
    It's an insult to Thai culture the way people "celebrate" this holiday.

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    And sadly here in Chiangmai we should have to tolerate this during 3 weeks, as some psychopathics of the Chiamgmai Municipality have suggestefd to launch this decadent festival on the 1 of April. The death road toll will sadly rise this year in the north if this is due to happen.

    Brilliant ideas they have.

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    ^ I wish for a lot of tourists coming your way also.

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    We do celebrate it the way it was supposed to be done here at our place with monks and the older folks in attendance.
    Plenty to eat and no drunks and respect shown to all.

    Just one hell of a lot different than is done outside.

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