One of the most fascinating ways to celebrate a Songkran near Bangkok is by visiting Phra Pradaeng, where the local people observe Mon ceremonies in a traditional way. And their New Year traditions are very different to those found in the rest of Thailand. For a start, the celebrations here take place a little later, which this falls on 21-23 April.
This year, there will be a range of cultural activities taking place including a spectacular floral procession, a parade of the local Mon people in their colourful traditional outfits, a Miss Songkran parade and Mister and Miss Songkran Beauty Contest. Visitors will also have the chance to join merit-making activities in the local temples, pay respect to community elders and enjoy folk plays and cultural performances.
Songkran Phra Pradeang, Samut Prakan
Date: 21-23 April, 2017
Venue: Phra Pradaeng City Hall, Samut Prakan
Map of Songkran Phra Pradeang, Samut Prakan
For more information, contact Phra Pradaeng Municipality, Tel. +66 (0) 2463 4841 or TAT Bangkok Office: Tel. +66 (0) 2250 5500