Kong Khao festivals planned for end of Songkran

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Pattaya will bring Songkran celebrations to an end with two traditional rice-piling ceremonies April 17 and 20.
Pattaya will bring Songkran celebrations to an end with two traditional rice-piling ceremonies April 17 and 20.

Pattaya will bring Songkran celebrations to an end with two traditional rice-piling ceremonies April 17 and 20.

The annual Kong Khao Festival is a water-free event steeped in tradition that occurs after “wan lai”, the water-throwing finale of the Thai New Year.

Nong Yai Temple will hold its Kong Khao on Apr 17, with believers carrying sand to the wat and making sand pagodas. Three days later there will be arts and culture shows, retro dances and local plays.

The same activities will play out April 20 at Lan Po Public Park in Naklua, along with traditional games, such as slingshots, water boxing, sepak takraw, a chess competition, puzzle games and stage plays.

In the evening, entertainment will be provided by famous folk singers including Arm Chutima, Kong Huay Rai and Suphan Buri’s Joy. (PCPR)