Kickoff of the festival “Evening Festival Maha Songkran”

Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Opening of the festival. 'Evening extravaganza around the world, Maha Songkran' with spectacular Songkran parades from 5 regions in the 42nd Thailand Tourism Festival. TAT predicts 1-21 April 2024, domestic tourism of 15.03 million people-times, spread of 52,500 million baht. Miss Sudawan Wang Suphakit Koson Minister of Tourism and Sports along with Mrs. Puangpetch Chunlaid, Minister attached to the Prime Minister's Office and Mr. Sermsak Phongpanich, Minister of Culture Participate in the festival press conference 'Evening extravaganza Maha Songkran' organizes parades to present the Songkran identities of 5 regions and launches '72 Faiths Lead the Way, Tour Routes' at the 42nd Thailand Tourism Festival at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. Invite the public to join in the Songkran festival which is held all over the country. On the occasion of Songkran in Thailand it has been declared a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Site. Mr. Sermsak Phongpanich, Mini ster of Culture, said that as the Songkran tradition in Thailand has been announced by UNESCO to be registered as a representative list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity on December 6, 2023. This year, the Ministry of Culture invites Thai people to participate in Songkran activities in Bangkok. and 5 regional provinces, namely Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Samut Prakan, Chonburi and Phuket, as well as traveling to pay homage to enhance good fortune in 4 World Cultural Heritage areas, including the historical city of Sukhothai. and satellite cities Sukhothai Province and Kamphaeng Phet Province The historical city of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya and its surrounding cities Ban Chiang Archaeological Site, Ban Chiang Subdistrict Udon Thani Province and Si Thep Historical Park Phetchabun Province is ready to visit the 10 best model communities of "Visit Yalavithi Community" for the year 2023, which are communities with potential and readiness for tourism in every dimension. Mrs. Puangpetch Chunlead, Minister attac hed to the Prime Minister's Office, said that on the occasion of celebrating Songkran, there is another important aspect. With the approval and approval of the Cabinet on October 31, 1989, April 14 of every year is "Family Day" because the family is the basic institution of humanity. It is the smallest unit of society. It is the creator and determines the status, rights, and duties of persons who should treat each other in society. It is the first institution to transmit culture and develop This year's Songkran, therefore, we would like to invite Thai people to give more importance to family, meet with relatives, make merit and dedicate merit to ancestors. as well as watering the head Ask for blessings from elders according to Thai tradition Or there may be taking the family on a trip to make merit and pay homage to the Buddha and receive good fortune. at various locations, asking for safe travel With consciousness and without carelessness Miss Sudawan Wang Suphakit Koson The Minister of Tourism and Sports s aid that on the occasion of the celebration of Songkran registration in Thailand as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Site. Ministry of Tourism and Sports By the Tourism Authority of Thailand Has prepared to organize the Maha Songkran World Water Festival 2024, Maha Songkran 2024, in a big way. and spectacular on 11-15 April 2024 at Ratchadamnoen Klang Road and Sanam Luang area. Bangkok By presenting a beautiful image of the Thai Songkran tradition. With more than 20 Songkran parade floats, including Buddha statue floats Songkran Goddess Procession 2024 "Mahothorn Devi" reclining with her eyes closed on the back of a peacock. Parade of vehicles from 16 provinces along with cultural performances from more than a thousand performers and parade participants. along with organizing activities to present Thai arts and culture Songkran tradition identity of the 5 regions and Thai Soft Power in the Sanam Luang area And in order to add auspiciousness to life on the occasion of Thailand's new era, TAT has also crea ted the project "72 Faith Leads the Way Tour Guides" presenting 72 paths of faith to enhance auspiciousness. Create prosperity in life By connecting potential communities and other tourist attractions, there are 72 routes across the country in 5 regions, divided into types of routes for worshiping relics. The path following the footsteps of the Therachan and the path to pray for other sacred things So that Thai people can travel to pay homage to sacred things during Songkran, Thai New Year's Day. We also recommend delicious restaurants nearby for you to try. Festival opening ceremony 'Evening extravaganza, Maha Songkran' on April 1, 2024 at the Thailand Tourism Festival. Queen Sirikit National Convention Center Organized in a big, beautiful, spectacular way, presenting the identities of 5 regions of Songkran with 6 traditional Songkran processions that will bring important Buddha images of the region to participate in the Buddha bathing ceremony, including the first procession, Maha Songkran Naruemit. Dresse d in a procession in the style of the Siamese court, telling the story of Miss Songkran in the year 2024, Mrs. Mahothon Devi takes Hurat, Taddok Samhao, and comes over behind Mayura (Peacock) along with a group of angels. The second procession celebrates the New Year of Lanna (Northern Region). The procession is led by Miss Songkran of the North. Young man holding an offering Tung Sai Pork and Tung Zodiac and the Khan Dok dance group, the 3rd procession, a spectacular sight of Krungsri Siam (Central Region), telling stories of the sophistication, refinement, culture and tradition, a group of long drums, young people holding water bowls. wreath With small big heads and big big heads, the 4th procession is beautiful Isaan Wadi. (Northeastern Region) Parade of flowers and spider webs showing their beauty. traditional culture Faith of the Isaan people Add fun with a group of Isaan girls. Phu Bao Kab Kaeb Procession No. 5 Thaksin Sisri Nang Dan Parade (Southern Region) presents the Maha Songkran Nang Dan Parade of the South and the Brahmin Dance along with the Moon and Sun Parade. Mother Earth and Mother Kongkha and ending with the 6th procession, Colorful Burapha Withi. (Eastern Region) presents beliefs and beliefs about Songkran in the Eastern Region. Create color with Tung Centipede Sand pagoda sedan and brass band festival opening 'Evening extravaganza around the world, Maha Songkran' in the Thai travel festival today. It is considered the beginning of the month of Songkran Festival in Thailand that will be celebrated in a grand manner throughout the country for 21 days during April. TAT predicts that from 1 - 21 April 2024 there will be a surge in domestic tourism. The country is approximately 15.03 million people-times and is expected to result in tourism income of 52,500 million baht. Source: Thai News Agency

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