Bangkok officials campaign for dry, sober Songkran

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has encouraged Songkran celebrants to refrain from two components that are key to the modern celebration of Songkran — booze and water.

Bangkok Deputy Governor Pusadee Tamthai said the city will still hold Songkran parties citywide, but it will encourage celebrants to refrain from drinking, nudity, use of high-pressure water guns and use of talcum powder — basically, every “nontraditional” addition to the modern Songkran festival.

Besides cutting the festival to three days due to chronic water shortage, the city is also encouraging celebrants to help…Read more

You can read full article here: http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2016/04/08/bangkok-officials-campaign-dry-sober-songkran

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