Pattaya Mayor Mr. Ittipol Khunpluem said both Thai and foreign tourists can expect to see a spectacular water hologram projection, live local performances and concerts on 27 different stages located across North and South Pattaya roads.
The event is a joint cooperation between private and public sectors as well various associations in Pattaya. Out of concerns for safety, revelers are forbidden from using high-pressure water guns and powder this year. The first activity to kick off Lai Day will begin in the morning of April 18th at Na-Kluea Public Park.
Visitors can participate in the alms giving ceremony or pay respect to the elderly invited to join this special occasion by pouring water onto their hands. A floral procession with a Buddha statue will take place on the following day at Chaimongkul temple, which is located in South Pattaya.
On April 20th, a local tradition of Chonburi called ‘Kong-Koa’ will also be held in Na-Kluea Public Park. Roads along the beach will be closed to traffic from Dusit Resort all the way to South Pattaya in a walking street theme. 1,200 security officers will be deployed through out the event to keep peace and direct traffic on the roads.