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City to Get Serious about Songkran – Zero Tolerance on Drinking... and Teaching People How to Drive

City to Get Serious about Songkran – Zero Tolerance on Drinking... and Teaching People How to Drive | Songkran - Thai New Year | Scoop.it
CityNews – On 28th February 2013, Adisorn Kerdsiri, Deputy Governor of Chaing Mai, and acting governor, held a meeting to discuss dangers on the road in Chiang Mai and how to mitigate ongoing angers and reduce accidents, especially during holiday...
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"A master plan will be created and special rules implemented that will include training of officials involved in key points of the city and the creation of more check- and safety-points increasing confidence amongst the people. Zoning will be implemented for water play and there will be zero tolerance for drunk driving. There will be extra publicity and communications with tourists, especially Chinese tourists, on how to drive vehicles during this period and asking them to be extremely careful. There will be areas where there will be a complete alcohol ban and drinking on vehicles will no longer be allowed.  Each district will reach out to its citizens to ask for their cooperation and to listen to ideas for solving this problem from the people."

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The Songkran Festival in Chiangmai

The Songkran Festival in Chiangmai | Songkran - Thai New Year | Scoop.it

Informative article about the traditional day-by-day celebration of the Songkran "Water Festival" in Chiangmai, Thailand.

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Songkran - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Songkran - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Songkran - Thai New Year | Scoop.it

The Songkran festival (Thai: สงกรานต์, Khmer: សង្រ្កាន្ត; from the Sanskrit word saṃkrānti,[1] or literally "astrological passage") is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year's Day from 13 to 15 April. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia.

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Songkran Water Festival 2010 - Chiang Mai - Main Event

"Main showdown of the 2010 Songkran Water Festival.
April 2010 Chiang Mai, Thailand."

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Photo Essay: Children of Songkran

Photo Essay: Children of Songkran | Songkran - Thai New Year | Scoop.it

"A photo essay of the children during Songkran, the Thai New Year in Chiang Mai, Thailand."

 

A touch of Songkran cuteness . . . . and chubbiness!

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Songkran: Thai New Year. Sawadee Pii May

Songkran: Thai New Year. Sawadee Pii May | Songkran - Thai New Year | Scoop.it

"Buddhist New Year" "this [year] is on April 13. This date gives rise to important celebrations that will last from April 13 to 16, according to the cities. This is one of the most important holidays in Thailand since the beginning of the year according to the lunar calendar.
Thais splash water Buddhas with veneration but also family and friends, the belief that"

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Songkran festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand | Matador Network

This collection of 15 photos pretty much summarises the Songkran experience in Chiang Mai.

 

"Songkran is the traditional celebration of New Year’s Day in Thailand, and the festival in Chiang Mai will carry on through April 15th this year. The main theme of the festival: water, lots of water, whether it’s being splashed on Buddhas or being sprayed from a water pistol on passers-by from the back of a tuk-tuk."

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Songkran: The Casualties of War

Songkran: The Casualties of War | Songkran - Thai New Year | Scoop.it
CityNews - The Chiang Mai centre for preventing and reducing traffic accidents during the Songkran festival (11th - 17th of April) has now closed, and the road incident figures over the festival period from the centre have been released:...
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Songkran 5-day death toll 253 | Bangkok Post: breakingnews

Songkran 5-day death toll 253 | Bangkok Post: breakingnews | Songkran - Thai New Year | Scoop.it
A total of 253 people were killed and 2,751 others injured in 2,134 road accidents from April 11 to 15, the first five of the "seven dangerous days" of the Songkran holiday period, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported on Monday.
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Songkran road toll rises to 282 - The Nation

Songkran road toll rises to 282 - The Nation | Songkran - Thai New Year | Scoop.it

A total of 29 people were killed and 291 road accidents occurred on Monday, the sixth of the seven dangerous Songkran holidays . . .

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Chiang Mai April 2012 Thingyan aka Songkran - GotPassport's Photos

An excellent and beautiful collection of Songkran photographs.

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Soaked and loving it - The Nation

Soaked and loving it - The Nation | Songkran - Thai New Year | Scoop.it
Soaked and loving it The Nation From dusk till dawn, we offer a guide to making the most out of summer's hottest days...
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Songkran Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Songkran Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand | Songkran - Thai New Year | Scoop.it

An excellent first hand report on the Songkran festivities in Chiang Mai:

 

"Full photo essay and Songkran explanation; the Thai New Year epic water fight fills the streets of the country. Songkran tips for Chiang Mai also shared!"

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Chiang Mai's Songkran

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"Songkran or the water festival is well-known worldwide as one of the most striking celebrations of Thailand which features water splashing."

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