Samui Island, Surat Thani –
A traditional Songkran event will be held at the ancient community in the Ang Thong sub-district.
A press conference was held this week led by the Samui District Office Head Mr. Chayaphon Intarasupa. The event at Baan Sai Klang will be in the concept ‘Happy Samui Songkran in Thai Tradition.’ The event will be held from April 11th to April 13th.
Mr. Chayaphon said at the conference, “On April 11th and April 12th, locals and community business owners will sell local products that they have made along with holding Thai traditional music and culture performances at the event. On April 13th we will have a Buddhist ceremony and respectful watering of elders in the community.”
“This traditional Songkran event has been continued since long ago. If we do not persevere the tradition, it will finally disappear. This is a pure traditional and religious event and there will be no water fights.”
A German tourist who joined the press conference told The Phuket Express that he is very happy that many tourists are visiting Samui Island after Covid-19.
The tourist, who did not give his name, also said he was excited about traditional Songkran events and an opportunity to see legitimate Thai culture, but would skip the party and water fights at other venues.